Almost 80% of Australians now believe in climate change
Australians overwhelmingly believe in climate change, according to a new poll, and they are more than ready for the government to do something about it.
According to The Climate Institute’s 2016 Climate of the Nation report, 77 percent of Australians believe climate change is happening. That number has grown year on year in the annual report since 2012, when only 64 percent believed in the phenomenon. Of this group, 90 percent feel human activity is at least partly the cause.
The report, released Monday, also indicates the majority of Australians trust the science that suggests human activity is to blame for climate change. Read more…