Monday, June 23, 2008

Most Brits Think Global Warming Is A Bunch of Hot Air

Glenn Reynolds:
Say what you will about the underlying issue, there's been no topic -- even Iraq -- on which media coverage has been more one-sided and unrelenting than that of man-made global warming. And it's been worse in Britain than here. And yet . . . Poll: most Britons doubt cause of climate change.
"The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans - and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer. The results have shocked campaigners who hoped that doubts would have been silenced by a report last year by more than 2,500 scientists for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."

Shockingly, almost two thirds think it's just a scheme to raise taxes.

Shocking indeed!


thinking said...

Such polls prove nothing as to the veracity of the scientific claims.

The bottom line is still the same: the vast majority of scientists accept the validity of climate change models, and no arbitrary polling changes that.

It's amazing to me how people like Reynolds just cling to every little article to take swipes at climate change science, yet routinely ignore the vast amounts of data and hard analysis used by the real climate scientists.

Has Reynolds even bothered to read even a fraction of all of the scientific evidence given for climate change? Instead he bases his opinion on polling? Please.

And wouldn't it have been nice if years ago people had moved to more fuel efficient vehicles out of a desire to save the environment? Seems like we'd be in a much better position today, not just environmentally, but economically.

Triya said...

huzzah!! the Brits have it right!