Here is an informative coverage of why climate change is not getting the global response that it should and why.
Inside Story interviews two well informed scientists following last Sunday’s release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.
Inside Storey Presenter question: Why are climate change deniers so successful?
Bob Ward (London School of Economics): “Climate deniers as you describe them or climate change sceptics are really only a major factor in a minor number of countries, Australia, United States, United Kingdom where you have an alliance of fossil fuel industry interests, private interests and right wing conservative groups who are opposed in principle to any regulation of business…”
Karen Seto (lead IPCC report author): “Yeah Bob is absolutely right on this. I mean we are talking about [climate change sceptics] a very, very small percentage of the population world-wide who are getting a disproportionate amount of air time. The fact that we’re even talking about this now is just another example of their disproportionate amount of air time.”