Thursday, August 02, 2012
Mother Nature joins the argument
A recent survey conducted by Yale and George Mason universities indicates that the vast majority of Americans agreed that climate change is making natural disasters and extreme weather events worse. More than a third of respondents reported that they personally experienced "harm" to their property, finances or physical or mental health from a natural disaster or extreme weather event in the past year alone, reports Greenbiz.com. While the "ostrich strategy" - ignore it and it will go away - has been adopted as the easy way out by many, the rapid growth in the incidence of extreme weather events will test those convinced to do nothing about it. 35% of Americans report they have been physically hurt by a weather event. While the 30% of Australians who went ostrich in 2006 grew to 60% this year, Mother Nature has a convincing debating style.
Posted by Michael Kiely at 6:21 PM