New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen?

A sign being held up at a climate change protest, reading 'Zero coal - that's our goal', and a drawing of Earth melting as though it was an icecream.
28 October 2020

We will remember 2020 as a year of crisis. COVID-19 hit Australia just as we were beginning to make sense of the horror bushfires and smoke of last summer, a sinister illustration of global warming’s threats.

Since then, the news media has given centre stage to COVID-19 and its cascading impacts on society, shifting climate change to a relatively minor role in our narrative of this year’s crises. So, have Australians forgotten about the urgency of climate change?

No. Polling released today by The Australia Institute shows climate change and its impacts remain a prominent concern to Australians, even amid the upheaval and uncertainty wrought by COVID-19.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, authored by Dr Rebecca Colvin