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Climate change concern declines in poll

Posted By admin On May 24, 2010 @ 10:20 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Owen Bowcott
London Guardian
May 24, 2010

Popular concern about climate change has declined significantly, following this year’s harsh winter and rows over statistics on global warming, a survey has found.

The numbers of those interested in where Britain’s electricity comes from have also slipped back, according to a survey commissioned by the energy company EDF, demonstrating what appears to be growing consumer complacency in an era of electric-powered gadgetry.

At the same time resistance to building new nuclear power stations appears to be slackening. The results of the YouGov poll, based on a sample of 4,300 adults questioned during the week after the general election, show that interest in climate change fell from 80% of respondents in 2006, to 71% last year and now stands at only 62%. Only 80% say they are interested in where electrical power is made, down from 82% the previous year.

Other recent polls have recorded a similar drop in public alarm about the imminence of climate-triggered disaster. The number of climate change agnostics – those unsure whether human activity is warming the planet – has risen from 25% in 2007 to 33% now.

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[5] UK: Number Of Climate Change Skeptics Doubles: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-number-of-climate-change-skeptics-doubles.html

[6] EcoAmerica Poll: Climate skeptics are the majority, not the minority: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ecoamerica-poll-climate-skeptics-are-the-majority-not-the-minority.html

[7] Gallup poll in Australia shows declining belief in the climate hoax: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gallup-poll-in-australia-shows-declining-belief-in-the-climate-hoax.html

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