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S. America Takes Most Urgent View of Copenhagen Talks

global viewsPeople in South America view a global climate deal as having more urgency than people in other parts of the world.

About 99 percent of South Americans surveyed by World Wide Views on Global Warming.

That compares to about 93 percent of those in Europe, 92 percent of those Oceana, 91 percent of those in Africa and 90 percent of those in the U.S.

Asia brought up the tail end of the survey, at 84 percent.

View the whole report here (PDF).

In another survey, about 35 percent of Americans see global warming as a very serious problem, down from about 44 percent in April of 2008.

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2 thoughts on “S. America Takes Most Urgent View of Copenhagen Talks

  1. The survey respondents (the PDF report mentions 4,000 respondents in 38 countries “chosen to reflect … demographic diversity”) were gathered together in a series of daylong meetings Sept. 26, 2009. One can assume that because of their participation in the meetings, they were already aware of the Copenhagen talks. As indicated in the article above, Americans are taking an increasingly dim view of the importance of climate change.

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