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Only 2 percent of Canadians deny climate change: Queen's University expert

2012-08-28

Queen’s University global warming expert John Smol is available to talk about a poll today that found only two percent of Canadians don’t believe in climate change.

Dr. Smol, an environmental studies professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change, is glad to hear about the poll’s findings, but wishes the public and politicians were more motivated to try to stop global warming.

“It is re-assuring that the science – which is overwhelming in documenting the rate and causes of recent climate change – is steadily being accepted. I wish that resolve on dealing with the problem, which is far more serious than most people seem to believe, would be gaining more support. Time is not on our side, and we continue to lose options the longer we put off serious action,” says Dr. Smol.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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