Nobody’s Business


Concern for the environment has reached a 20-year low across the globe. An international survey in 33 countries from 1993 through 2010 suggests that most people consider economic problems a more serious issue than global warming. In the surveys, people were asked the relative importance of eight issues including healthcare, education, crime, environment, immigration, economy, terrorism and poverty. The environment did not make it to the top of the list in any country over the 17-year period, while the economy and healthcare ranked high on average among the countries included. Presented at “Policy Workshop: Public Attitudes and Environmental Policy in Canada and Europe, Canada-European Transatlantic Dialogue” in Ottawa, 


Down To Earth, March 2013