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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: April 20, 2016
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.
Author(s): Nick Visser
Newspaper: The Huffington Post
Across recently released polls the American perception of our link to climate change is shifting. Nick Visser reports on these surveys and examines why these shifts are not being mirrored in political stances and media coverage:
But widespread support for this link might not be terribly noticeable as both the media and political leadership either refuse to ask about the issue or flatly deny its existence, despite world leaders’ insistence that it will be the “greatest threat“ of our time.
Additionally, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben points out that it isn’t the number of people who believe that matters, but rather “the number that will get engaged in the fight with the fossil fuel industry.”
Whether it is fighting with the fossil fuel industry, or another action, McKibben’s point stands that shifting perceptions now have to translate into shifting actions.