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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:25 PM

6. "Lowest" = 49% said climate change is a "very serious concern"

58% said fresh water was very serious concern.

Deeper numbers -- How many agree "global warming is a serious personal threat" by country:

Japan 80%
South Korea 80%
Argentina 71%
Brazil 76%
Australia 75%
USA 63%

..on the low end...

Afghanistan 18%
Ghana 19%
China 21%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change_opinion_by_country

So concern is very high in spite of the recent drop.

I saw a woman with a re-usable shopping bag that had written on it: "I am saving the planet. What are YOU doing?" which got me thinking two things. 1) the planet will be here 100,000 years from now so it isn't really the "planet" that is in jeopardy, and 2) our efforts so far seem mostly guided by corporate green-washing. Corporations are using 'eco-friendly' marketing as a way to cut their own costs, eg. maximize profits.

The effects of global warming are now having major impact and it is now too late to stop it but we aren't really trying so far.

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