New research shows support for taking action on climate change is slipping.
The Lowy Institute’s annual poll asked about 1,000 people for their opinions on a range of topics, including climate change and the war in Afghanistan.
The poll shows that there has been a steep fall in the number of Australians who think climate change is a serious problem which needs addressing now.
It says 41 per cent of respondents want to see action even if it means a significant cost, down 27 percentage points since 2006.
Thirty-nine per cent of poll respondents said they would not be willing to pay anything extra on their electricity bill to help tackle climate change.
Even if you believed the models, the climate impact of sending Australia back to the stone age is essentially zero.