Four out of five people believe individuals must make personal lifestyle changes to address global warming, according to a BBC poll of 22,182 people in 21 countries. Also of note: Half of poll respondents favored a higher tax on oil and coal, while 44 percent would prefer their dirty fuels remain dirt cheap — although if other taxes were dropped, or if fossil-fuel taxes were directed to increasing energy efficiency or clean-power R&D, many more supported the idea. Concluded Doug Miller of Globescan, which conducted the survey, “This poll clearly shows that people are much more ready to endure their share of the burden than most politicians grant.”

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