Wednesday, 4 July 2007

'Public unconvinced over climate' - Guardian

Some good news from Britain, as reported in The Guardian:

The public remains unconvinced about warnings that the climate is being affected by global warming, according to a new poll. Findings by Ipsos Mori show Britons believe that the issue is not as bad as the scientists and politicians claim. There is also scepticism about "greenspin" and a feeling that the situation is being overstated in order to raise revenue rather than save the planet. In fact climate change is not a priority for most people in the UK - terrorism, crime, graffiti and even dog mess are of more concern.
Britons would be right on all four points. Naturally, The Guardian and most of their readership disagrees, poor dears, as does The Torygraph who pompously declares that Britons are "in denial." "In denial" for considering that terrorism is a greater threat than global warming.

Seems to me that Britons are showing more horse sense than their broadsheets.


  1. Eddie visits occasionally4 Jul 2007, 11:48:00

    The public has spoken! They must be right.

    Polls in the US show majorities believe that humans were created in their current form and did not evolve. Are we to believe them?

    Welcome back to climate change denial blogging. I thought you'd been scared off.

  2. By juvenile taunts and a paucity of evidence? Why would that scare anyone with a brain they can use.

  3. Richard McGrath4 Jul 2007, 12:45:00

    Good to know the public are not taken in by all the science denial greenspin. Eddie has a point though - the public are not always right, and that's why constitutional republicanism is far preferable to unfettered democracy, as PC said elsewhere today.


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