Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons

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A recent article in the New York Times by Elisabeth Rosenthal claims that people all over the world are starting to doubt that climate change or global warming is real and if it is caused by human action. 

She reports,

“A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. A poll conducted for the German magazine Der Spiegel found that 42 percent of Germans feared global warming, down from 62 percent four years earlier.”

We’ve all heard about the accusations of fudged data and politically and financially motivated “experts” who claim that the dangers are real. This is starting to develop into a global shift of opinion. People are also starting to realize how life can become unaffordable if energy costs go up due to the policies of governments to fight climate change. And the fact is, it doesn’t matter what science says, government policies are influenced by politics and public opinion, not science. I wonder if the governments will start to ease up on the global warming agenda as they see support for it from the general public is evaporating. Being a global warming believer might be losing its progressive and chic image.

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2 Responses to “Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons”

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