29 May 2017

Three-quarters of Australians say climate warming "a catastrophic risk", even as government turns a blind eye

 by David Spratt

Published at RenewEconomy on 29 May 2017

Three in four Australians understand that climate warming poses a “catastrophic risk,” even as the Australian government turns a blind eye. That was the clear result from a new survey for the Global Challenges Forum (GCF), and the publication of its 2017 Global Catastrophic Risk report.

84% of 8000 people surveyed in eight countries for the GCF consider climate change a “global catastrophic risk”. The figure for the Australian sample was 75%.