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Deniers pose challenge to climate change campaign

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 27 2019   /  01:13 am

Indonesia, as one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions, plays a crucial role in the global fight against climate change. With its lush, green environments, the world’s largest archipelagic nation has the potential to absorb and store large amounts of greenhouse gases.However, the mission to mainstream the issue faces a major challenge, as a recent survey revealed that one in five Indonesians do not believe that humans are the main driver of the climate crisis.According to a report issued by global public opinion and data company YouGov, Indonesia has the highest percentage of climate change deniers among 23 countries in a study conducted from Feb. 28 to March 26.Of 1,001 Indonesian adults surveyed, 18 percent said they do not believe human activity causes climate change. Moreover, 6 percent of them said human-driven global warming was a hoax and part of a conspiracy theory.Saud...