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Here is what Canadians think and feel about
Action onClimate Change. 

 

Climate denial is fading - Concern is growing

Most Canadians think Climate Change is Very or Somewhat serious (86%)
10% think it is not very serious
– Only 4% feel that it is a non-issue.

Climate change is getting worse - much worse.
Even conservative energy industry analysts, like Wood Mackenzie, 
project a much warmer earth within a decade or so. 
"Conservatively - the current pathway looks more like 3 °C of warming
than the 2 °C or lower (1.5 °C) advocated in Paris."

We are currently below a 1 °C increase.
Getting to 2 °C would more than twice a bad.
Getting to 3 °C warming make life very difficult.

In 1982 Exxon knew fossil fuels were driving
global warming and lied about it.

In 1982 Exxon-funded research accurately predicted
our current CO2 concentration of above 400 ppm
and our global temperature rise of 0.8°C. 

Exxon suppressed the research
and funded climate change denial for decades. 



Our children's future is in doubt

60% of Canadians think that our off-springs
will NOT have the quality of life we enjoy today. 
While economics are part of this
- an independent July 2019 Abacus survey shows that 81% of Canadian
see climate change as a major threat for our children

Are we giving up the Canadian Dream?

Cleaner, safer, healthier future?
Solving climate change for Mutual Benefit?
New careers ‘for the people’?
Peace of mind instead of climate worry?

Canadians fall into five Climate Action Groups 

Activists demand more action on climate change.

Supporters want action on climate and share their views with others.

The Concerned want action on climate change, but feel powerless. 

The Reluctant group like life as it is and don't want to think about climate change.

The Conflicted find the topic emotionallyconfronting.


 
 

Action Potential

Current action declines from Activists to Conflicted - as expected.

Still one quarter of the Conflicted Canadians report doing all they can
to address environmental/climate change issues. 


Action Potential is the flip-side of current engagement in climate action. 
Each group has potential for taking more action. 

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 Climate Activists (13%)

  • Very concerned about climate change
  • Feel guilty about fueling climate change
  • Will pay more for sustainable products/services
  • Tend to be younger and slightly more female
  • Standout barriers to more Climate Action are the cost and not knowing what else to do
  • Currently demanding action on climate change

Potential Actions

  • Make your vote count 
  • Engage family and friends to identify what you can do together

 Climate Action Supporters (26%)

  • Very concerned about climate change
  • Will pay more for sustainable products/services
  • Tend to be younger
  • Standout barriers to more action include not feeling personally threatened, don't think others are doing enough and lack of government support and leadership 
  • Supporters and looking for more GOVERNMENT,  peer group action on climate change

Potential Actions

  • Make your vote count 
  • Engage family and friends to identify what you can do together

 Concerned (30%)

  • Privately concerned but less vocal about it
  • Tend to be older (more Boomers than other groups)
  • Want action on climate change, but feel like their actions will not have much impact.
  • However, 2/3 are open to becoming part of the movement  
  • Huge Action Potential: Why? Largest group of Concerned Canadians (30%) 
    • Activists, Supporters and Concerned add up to the majority of Canadians (69%)

Potential Actions

  • Make your vote count 
  • Look into joining Climate Action organisations to reduce your fears and learn about the opportunities 
  • Engage family and friends to identify what you can do together

 Reluctant (12%)

  • Fear that acting on climate change means giving up their current lifestyle
  • Generally trying not to think about Climate Change
  • Standout barriers to more action include; inconvenience and lack of business support
  • Slightly more female – regular drivers
  • HIGH Action Potential, but need reassurance
    • gas is not going away any time soon - see 'Learn More' tab
    • we can keep most of our current lifestyles, if we act now
    • we need more (electrical) energy not less - and we are building it quickly

Potential Actions

  • Make your vote count 
  • Look into joining Climate Action organisations to reduce your fears and learn about the opportunities 
  • Engage family and friends to identify what you can do together

 Conflicted (19%)

  • Into their current lifestyles – don’t think much about climate change
  • More likely to think climate concerns are overblown
  • Slightly more middle-aged male – regular drivers
  • Standout barrier includes lack of government support
  • HIGH Action Potential, but need reassurance
    • gas is not going away any time soon - see 'Learn More' tab
    • we can keep most of our current lifestyles, if we act now
    • we need more (electrical) energy not less - and we are building it quickly
    • Green-tech and Green Energy sectors are providing good jobs in growth industries (more that oil and gas)

Potential Actions

  • Make your vote count 
  • Look into joining Climate Action organisations to reduce your fears and learn about the opportunities 
  • Engage family and friends to identify what you can do together

 

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and neighbours
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Breaking News:
Canadian Public ahead of our Politicians

81% of Canadians support transitioning to renewables

57% DO NOT think the current Liberal government is doing enough. 
58% think that we are experiencing a climate EMERGENCY

Click here for more information on the July 2019 Abacus survey 2000 Canadians.

How do the party stack up on Action on Climate Change?

Conservatives stand out from the other three national parties
on a range of issues. 


What about Action on Climate Change?

The Conservatives also stand out
from the other three national parties
on Action on Climate Change.

Both the NDP and the Greens
are more ambitious than the Liberals
and especially the Conservatives.


The choice is yours.


It comes down three flavours of moving forward
or one for going backwards on climate change.


Arguing about climate change is OVER.

Even the Republican Party is trying to come up with a plan and the denial business is falling apart. 

Do we wait until it is too late to do anything effective? Why?
The majority of Canadians already want more government action, NOW. 

There is no turning back. 
DEMAND more from your chosen politicians.

The OPPORTUNITIES ARE GREAT
WE HAVE THE STRENGTH IN NUMBER
BUT WE NEED TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD


Talk with family and friends
about what to do, together.

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What can you do as a family or a group of friends?

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