Survey shows fewer treehuggers among young Australians

A survey of 55,000 Australians shows that the younger generation is not as green as the old one. They care less about recycling and don't feel that action to avoid serious environmental damage is urgent. One possible explanation for this depressing news is, despite the fact that scientific information on the degradation of water, air and land is more accessible than ever, that Oz politicians – starting with Prime Minister John Howard - and the media have constantly downplayed environmental threats (including global warming). Could it also be a US influence (on culture and public policy)? Any Australian treehugger could tell us whether he/she thinks the study is accurate and represents the reality of their country? ::Youth care less about environment: study [by MGR]