||[ Saturday, 14 Jun 08 | 21:17 ]
Redacted from an article by Bob Ostertag at Huffington Post.
Americans are less concerned about global warming today than they were a year ago.
According to a worldwide study by the Pew Global Attitudes Project. the percentage of Americans who think global warming is a "very serious problem" dropped 5% over the last year, from 47% in 2007 to 42% today.
Of the 24 countries surveyed, Americans rank fourth from last on concern over global warming. Only the citizens of China, Jordan, and Egypt are less informed. It is no surprise the Chinese are poorly informed, as their access to news and information is among the most restricted in the world. Jordan and Egypt aren’t much better. At least their populations don't emit much carbon into the atmosphere (Jordan is ranked 99th in carbon emissions per capita, Egypt 113th).
Over the past year evidence has suggested that the "worst case" scenarios climate scientists have been describing were not nearly dire enough. The changes now underway we can see for ourselves. Leading a list of such sights was, the decline of Arctic sea ice in the summer of 2007.