Results of the poll were released this week in advance of the start of a major international conference in
There already are reports emerging that some countries, such as coal-dependent
Less than half of those surveyed, or 47 per cent, said they were prepared to make personal lifestyle changes to reduce carbon emissions, down from 58 per cent last year.
Only 37 per cent said they were willing to spend "extra time" on the effort, an eight-point drop.
And only one in five respondents - or 20 per cent - said they'd spend extra money to reduce climate change. That's down from 28 per cent a year ago.
The Canadian results, from a poll of 1,000 respondents conducted in September, were virtually identical to the overall figures. ….
The entire article’s here.
My reaction to this story: Is anyone surprised?
If there had been any real interest in implementing
Foreign countries and most of the international and domestic MSM have had a jolly time playing Green Goodies while hammering President Bush and
But folks, did you hear much mention of
Any NYT or WaPo editorial demanding Sen. Obama promise to begin the process of implementing Kyoto during his “first hundred days?”
And now we learn they’ll soon be a “major international conference” to consider “steps toward a new international climate-change treaty.”
World’s easiest predictions: 1) The conference will result in a new, “stronger” commitment to address climate change; 2) It will be as effective as
BTW - If some of you recall reading over the last eight years how some European nations were “making progress toward meeting reduced emissions” and the like, just about all those “reductions” happened at the time the nations were suffering severe economic growth problems – unemployment at 10% or higher; GDP at 1% or lower, etc.