Climate Change – Belief Is A Regional Thing
Belief in Climate Change is a regional thing, just 25% of people in Britain believe in Anthropogenic Global Warming, where as in India 50% of the population believe in man made climate change.
Ipsos Mori conducted a poll of 18,000 people in 24 countries, Britain had the lowest number of believers, followed by most of Europe, where as the further east you go, so belief increases:
Twice as many people in India and Japan rank climate change as one of the most important environmental issues, highlighting the challenge facing UK policymakers and climatologists
Only a quarter of Britons believe climate change is one of the most important environmental issues facing the UK today, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos MORI and released to the Ecologist this week.
Ambivalence in the UK is in sharp contrast to Asian countries like India, South Korea and Japan where 50 per cent of those polled consider climate change to be one of the most important environmental issues.
The MORI poll involved more than 18,000 people across the world, who were asked to choose the three most important environmental issues facing their country. Of the 24 countries surveyed, the UK was among the least concerned about climate change, with energy security, waste disposal and overpopulation listed as the most pressing environmental issues. Other European countries showed similar results to UK, with people in Germany and Sweden principally concerned with sources of future energy supplies.
People are concerned about energy security, even more so as idiots like Chris Hunhe do their very best to kill off energy security with their insane belief in wind power, which has been shown time and time again to be next to useless. Then there is the energy poverty that caused by increased production costs and subsidies for renewables, all of which is paid for by the consumer.
Climate researchers put the difference, in part, on the countries susceptibility to climate change. ‘India has much less resilience to climate change and less money for adaptation and mitigation. They have an extremely large population in coastal cities which are sensitive to rising sea levels,’ says Professor Corrine Le Quere, director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. ‘Bangladesh is also the neighbouring country which is very sensitive to rising sea levels so they might have immigration coming from Bangladesh.’
The more money the UN wealth redistribution scheme offers, the greater the belief in the AGW scam.
Professor Le Quere believes this phenomenon, combined with last year’s notoriously cold British winter, may explain why people in the UK are less concerned about climate change.
‘People tend to associate these events on a very short term and this can be a problem for climate policy. The actions that happen today will have impacts in 20 or 30 years and not just regionally, but worldwide.’
Unreal given Climategate and the continued exposure of the one world government plan and the lies and and half truths of the Green marxists, wake up Professor Le Quere the whole AGW scam is now in the MSM and people are wise to it. All the cold winters have done is reinforce a belief they already had.
MORI researchers urged environmental campaigners to use public concern about energy security to their benefit, suggesting it could provide a ‘hook by which campaigners can nudge the public towards many, if not all, pro-environmental behaviours’. WWF agreed saying it was now prioritising the push towards domestic renewable energy – particularly important given that fossil fuels account for around 85 per cent of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and two-thirds of global emissions.
‘It is technically and economically feasible for the world to be meeting all of its energy needs from sustainable renewable sources by 2050. We need to get on with it – and the UK, with its massive renewable energy resources, should be at the forefront of the green energy revolution,’ says WWF head of climate change Keith Allot.
The major cause of public concern about energy security is the blind stupidity of Chris Hune, Connie Hedegaard and others in the EUSSR for their holy grail of wind power and other renewable energy sources which rely on huge subsidies to be economically viable.
The WWF can’t give up and are still bleating on about Britain’s massive renewable energy resources which have declined year on year.
The future is a new generation of coal fired and nuclear power stations not the unreliable and erratic energy solutions insisted on by the Greens.
Posted on April 20, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Cancun COP16, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, Copenhagen COP15, Green Lies, IPCC, Oh FFS, Wealth Redistribution and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.