Monday, May 31, 2010

Slowly unravelling

Australians are losing interest in global warming, according to an opinion poll by Sydney's independent Lowy Institute, released today. It shows 46 percent of respondents are "really worried" by climate change, compared with 68 percent four years ago.

Thirteen per cent of the more than 1,000 respondents said the science of climate change was still in dispute, up from 7 percent in 2006 when the poll series started. One-third of respondents said they were not prepared to pay anything to address what prime minister Kevin Rudd famously called the "greatest moral challenge of our time." That compares with 21 per cent when the same question was asked in 2008.

Slowly, slowly, the great global warming scam is unravelling, leaving the politicians stranded, trapped by their vacuous obsession.