Source: Toronto Star, November 28, 2014
Highligts of poll released by Environics Institute for Survey Research, in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation
- 63 per cent of Cannadians agree with scientists that climate change is man-made
- A majority of Canadians’ support for a carbon tax ( 58 % of people in British Columbia support their existing carbon tax, and 56% of Canadians elsewhere said they would support a similar tax in their provinces.)
- 88 per cent say Canada needs to commit to “significant new actions” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- 78 per cent were concerned about what climate change will mean for future generations.
- A majority of Canadians are also worried about scarcity of water and more frequent droughts, increased extreme weather events like storms and flooding, and the slow disappearance of wildlife.
- The poll was based on phone interviews with 2,020 Canadians between Oct. 16 and 19.
- A few weeks ago, Canada 2020, a progressive think-tank, did a similar poll which found that over 77 per cent Canadians are concerned about climate change and 84 per cent want Ottawa to show more leadership.Read the entire article