There will be those who insist this shows we really must do something, jump off the economic cliff. The rational will note something different:
Three-quarters of people in the world’s wealthiest nations believe humanity is pushing the planet towards a dangerous tipping point and support a shift of priorities away from economic profit, according to a global survey.
The Ipsos Mori survey for the Global Commons Alliance (GCA) also found a majority (58%) were very concerned or extremely concerned about the state of the planet.
Four in five respondents said they were willing to step up and do more to regenerate the global commons.
The actual report:
Among G20 countries, 73% of people believe
Earth is close to “tipping points” because of
human action. People in Indonesia (86%),
Turkey (85%), Brazil (83%), Mexico (78%) and
South Africa (76%) have a significantly higher
awareness of the risk than people in the United
States (60%), Japan (63%), Great Britain (65%)
and Australia (66%).
Across the G20, 58% of people are extremely
worried or very worried about the state of the
global commons. Concern is highest in Turkey
(79%), Mexico (77%), Brazil (74%), and India (70%).
Concern is lowest in Saudi Arabia (26%), Japan
(44%), United States (45%), and Australia (46%).
The propaganda is working, Comrade! With every media outlet screaming, for decades, that Ecodammerung is right now lots of people believe Ecodammerung is right now.
Are people aware of the scale of
transformation required in the next
decade to protect the climate and
other global commons?
No. While 59% of people in G20 countries
acknowledge that there is scientific consensus
that rapid energy transition is needed in the next
decade, just 8% of people are aware of consensus
on the need for sweeping societal changes over
that period to safeguard the global commons.
But they’re not entirely insane. Sport out the climate change thing with fewer emissions and the rest of it can bugger off.