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Government ‘failing’ on climate change: poll 

  SBS News, 1 Apr 19, As the federal election approaches, new polling shows how public attitude to climate change are shifting.  Only 13 per cent of Australians believe the Morrison government is doing a good job in addressing climate change, according to a new poll.Results from an Ipsos poll released Sunday framed public perceptions of climate change in the leadup to the federal election, due in May.

It found almost half of Australians now feel that “honouring the Paris Climate Agreement should be a key priority” for this country.

And many Australians want to go even further. Forty per cent said they would like to see an emissions reduction target set that goes beyond reducing emissions by 26 per cent – 28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030 as set out in the Paris agreement.

In a statement, Ipsos said the poll “uncovered a growing momentum for action on climate change and acceptance of the role of humans in causing it”.

“We also [found] that the majority of Australians believe that they will not be negatively impacted by a move towards renewables and that support for climate action by the government is on the rise.”…….

April 1, 2019 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, election 2019

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