Fenner in the news - Climate change worrying more Australians than ever before, Australia Institute report reveals

28 October 2020

ANU Fenner School expert Dr Rebcca Colvin has been featured as a climate authority on the ABC. In a piece revealing that even during a pandemic 80% of Australians are still noticing and thinking that we are already expereincing problems caused by climate change, and some 83% supporting the closure of coal-fired power station, Dr Colvin acted as an informant on her area of expertise: social attitudes to climate change.

Dr Colvin interpreted a number of various reports concerning public attitudes to climate change, highlighting that while Australians were able to consider the immediate and ongoing urgency of climate change during COVID-19, pandemic-informed attitudes towards the economy and thin-finances also contibuted to a general belief among the public, that action on climate change could not be taken in the immediate-term.

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