Of course people are concerned about "climate change", especially after they have just been overwhelmed with frightening images of flooding, tornadoes and now hurricane Irene pummeling the east coast of the United States. That's like asking people if they enjoy pain and suffering! Of course they don't. Call this media bias in reporting and conducting surveys such as this one by Nielsen.
The more important, somewhat hidden message here is that people are not as concerned about "climate change" as they were, and I maintain it is because an increasing number of people recognize that the idea of man-caused global warming or climate change is a fraud, a hoax, a myth perpetuated by those seeking to make a profit from the "big lie", that it is a scam. They see through the mass media dramatic exxageration of weather events. In other words they're not buying Al Gore's lies any more. Take his Nobel Prize, (along with Obama's) and put them in the trash where they belong.
Climate change concern declines: Nielsen
12:00 pm ET 08/29/2011 - MarketWatch Pulse News Bullet
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Worldwide fears about climate change have receded in the past four years, as other environmental issues such as air and water pollution, water shortages, packaging waste and use of pesticides have been given more attention, according to a new report issued Monday by Nielsen Co. In an Internet survey of more than 25,000 respondents in 51 countries, 69% said they are worried about climate chance, up from 66% in 2009, but down from 72% in 2007. Meanwhile, 77% of respondents named air pollution as a main concern, while 75% cited water pollution. For 73% of those surveyed, pesticides were seen as a serious problem, Nielsen said. "Focus on immediate worries such as job security, local school quality, crime and economic well-being have all diminished media attention for climate stories in the past two years," said Maxwell Boykoff, senior visiting research associate at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute.