Interest in climate change ebbs

Interest in climate change ebbs

There are 5 comments on the The Japan Times story from Aug 18, 2013, titled Interest in climate change ebbs. In it, The Japan Times reports that:

This summer is unusual. There have been many ultra-hot days in which the mercury has risen above 35 degrees Celsius.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Aug 18, 2013
Takamitsu Sawa who is the president of Shiga University, Japan wrote: few arguments have been made linking this year’s heat waves and local cloudbursts to global warming and climate change. I think there are three reasons for this:

First, proponents of the expansion of nuclear power generation have lost steam since the Fukushima disaster. As construction and expansion of nuclear power plants are no longer considered the ultimate answer for mitigating climate change, not only the power industry but also other industries have lost interest in climate change.

Second, the general public has also felt less concern over climate change as Abe’s government has pursued a strategy of leading people to concentrate on the economy. His administration has made virtually no mention of environmental issues. Thus mass media have stopped taking them up.

Third, since the first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC ended in 2012, Japan, along with the United States, Russia and New Zealand, no longer has any target for GHG reductions for the second commitment period of 2013 to 2020.

Also: "there has been no change whatsoever in the level of interest shown in climate-change issues by European countries and the U.S."

What about the president of USA?
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#2 Aug 18, 2013
Guess what folks? They have proven that the average news reader has the attention span of a gnat. Interest waxes and wanes with each story. So what?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#3 Aug 18, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
Guess what folks? They have proven that the average news reader has the attention span of a gnat. Interest waxes and wanes with each story. So what?
Irrelevant comment.

This news was focused on Japan. Yet it made general statements that are hard to judge by just anyone.
LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#4 Aug 18, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Irrelevant comment.
No. Very relevant. The attention span of gnats is of no consequence (as is yours). The world will continue to warm whether they can think or pay attention.
SpaceBlues wrote:
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This news was focused on Japan. Yet it made general statements that are hard to judge by just anyone.
Irrelevant comment.

The same characteristic holds for ANY country.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Aug 18, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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No. Very relevant. The attention span of gnats is of no consequence (as is yours). The world will continue to warm whether they can think or pay attention.
<quoted text>
Irrelevant comment.
The same characteristic holds for ANY country.
It is clear you are beyond your capabilities. Read the first post and try comprehension. Then read my last comment.

Too late for your brain, duh.

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