Saturday, November 5, 2011

Does the public want geoengineering?

Key results: 1) 72 percent 3105 individuals in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom support it but only 8 percent of us can define it, 2) “The strongest opposition comes from people who self-identify as politically conservative, who are distrustful of government and other elite institutions, and who doubt the very idea that there is a climate problem.”

“The results suggest that dialogue surrounding this topic needs to be broadened to include ideas of risk, values and trade-off (details).”

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