Nov 282014

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


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