Google search patterns suggest declining interest in the environment

@article{Mccallum2013GoogleSP,
  title={Google search patterns suggest declining interest in the environment},
  author={M. Mccallum and Gwendolynn W. Bury},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={1355-1367}
}
  • M. Mccallum, G. Bury
  • Published 30 March 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
Public interest in most aspects of the environment is sharply declining relative to other subjects, as measured by internet searches performed on Google. Changes in the search behavior by the public are closely tied to their interests, and those interests are critical to driving public policy. Google Insights for Search (GIFS) was a tool that provided access to search data but is now combined with another tool, Google Trends. We used GIFS to obtain data for 19 environment-related terms from… 
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