Happy (or sad) Earth Day: A Gallup poll that’s encouraging and disturbing at the same time
The kind of good news: the majority of Canadians know about climate change and believe global warming is caused primarily by human activities. Even better, 76 per cent of those surveyed in regions dubbed “Developed Asia” have reached the same conclusion.
The clearly bad news: nearly half (47 per cent) of Americans believe global warming is the result of natural causes, and only a third say human activities. I wonder what Adam and Eve would say? Hmmm….
The clearly depressing news: On average, 36 per cent of folks in the entire world aren’t even aware of global warming as an issue, and in Africa and developing parts of Asia that figure climbs to a stunning 50 per cent!!! These, ironically and sadly, are the people who will be most affected by it.