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Climate change is God's will, students say

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 31 2009   /  11:57 am

Public opinion is needed to push the government to act to mitigate climate change, but a new survey shows that many of the nation's students believe climate change is God's will and that humans can do nothing to stop it. The results of a survey conducted by the British Council show that most students and teachers are aware of the impacts of climate change but fail to identify the sources causing global warming. "Interestingly, a number of students still consider climate change to be God's will and believe there is nothing they can do to prevent it," Nita Murjani, project manager for climate security at the British Council Indonesia told The Jakarta Post. The survey, conducted between March and June, polled 524 teachers and 1,710 students from elementary, junior high, and senior high schools in Yogyakarta, Surabaya, East Kalimantan and Papua. The survey found that clim...