If the CSIRO ever squeals about not having enough money or putting up with cramped offices, just ask the question: why does the CSIRO employ a social psychologist and spend precious resources on asking members of the public what they think about climate change? And note that this survey is undertaken annually. Why?
And why would Zoe be ‘surprised’ at the findings? I guess that’s because she has already made up her mind.
Tells you a lot about the mindset of the CSIRO.
Australians rank climate change well down on their list of concerns, even though most believe temperatures where they live will rise, according to an annual survey of attitudes by the CSIRO.
On a list of 16 issues ranging from health and cost of living to terrorism and drug problems, climate change came in at just 14th.
Zoe Leviston, a social psychologist at CSIRO and lead author of the survey, said the ranking was “surprisingly low”, … [and] may reflect people turning off the issue because it had become so politicised, artificially pulling the ranking down.