Friday, 5 February 2010

Climate Change - BBC Poll shows Sceptics now the majority.

Oh what a wonderful day! The BBC have conducted a poll into public opinion on Climate Change - and guess what? man made climate change sceptics are now in the majority! So the science is not exactly settled after all is it? The figures show that while 75% of people still believe that global warming is happening, only 26% are convinced that it is man made - a majority, 38% are not convinced. 25% believe that it is not happening at all.

From the BBC:
"It is very unusual indeed to see such a dramatic shift in opinion in such a short period," Populus managing director Michael Simmonds told BBC News.

"The British public are sceptical about man's contribution to climate change - and becoming more so," he added.

"More people are now doubters than firm believers."

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' (Defra) chief scientific adviser, Professor Bob Watson, called the findings "very disappointing".

"The fact that there has been a very significant drop in the number of people that believe that we humans are changing the Earth's climate is serious," he told BBC News.

"Action is urgently needed," Professor Watson warned.

"We need the public to understand that climate change is serious so they will change their habits and help us move towards a low carbon economy."

14 comments:

IAlbion said...

It is serious...for Prof.Watson,he might lose a bloody good job!
you would have to have a heart of stone ,not to laugh!

Daily Referendum said...

IAlbion, poor Prof.Watson, it was good while it lasted.

Anonymous said...

Just like all the other 'mortal threats' of Mad Cow Disease, Bird Flu, Swine Flu, AIDS, Cold Wars, Nuclear Bombs etc., eventually the truth gets out. It's just quicker now with the blogosphere.

It's time government got on with governing and stopped inventing fairy-story threats to try to keep the population in its place.

Religion used to do it, then they used soap-operas and sport, now they're trying 'global destruction'.

Wake up - we have ! Thanks, Tim Berners-Lee.

Anonymous said...

Facts aren't democratic. Get used to it.

Mike Spilligan said...

Thanks to all those persistent bloggers who've done a grand job so far. Can you, please, not give up until the figures are overwhelming? I'm sure the BBC, some of the MSM, etc, are now wondering how to see off this "challenge".

Harry Hook said...

It's Global Hogwash Day. Punxsutawney Phil Jones of the UEA is now an expert at spotting the shadow of AGW scientists careers.

trevorsden said...

The point is its NOT serious.

The whole effort of the alarmists was to panic us, panic the governments, into precipitate action.

THAT was the point of the scare stories, melting glaciers, wiping out the rainforest etc. Now we know that the scare stories were junk.

So no matter what the technical science, the danger if there is one at all is not real and present.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, you people are so fucking thick yet you advertise the fact as if it were a virtue

Time will tell whether you are right or wrong. And with the hottest global January temps for 30 years, you're looking like ignorant cunts already. And it's only Feb 5

Harry Hook said...

Feb the 6th actually... but then again... analysing data is not one of your strong points.

RobertD said...

Anonymous @21.43

You are right, facts are not democratic. However in a democracy, when we are being asked to make a major change in our lives, we have a right to get access to the data, and to honest and defensible analysis. The actions of the AGW lobby in refusing to disclose their data and methods to PUBLIC scrutiny permits, indeed requires, a degree of doubt as to their methods and motivations. That their claims are being shown as patently false increases doubt. They may still be right, but until we get all the data into the public domain we have no way of knowing.

In short their actions have done a great disservice to us all. If they are right we have ceased t believe them. If they are wrong we have wasted huge amounts of money on futile projects.

RobertD said...

Sorry comment addressed to Anonymous at 21,57

Junius said...

"Jesus, you people are so fucking thick yet you advertise the fact as if it were a virtue"

The only thicko around here is you my friend. The believers in this AGW religion are now exposed for what all religion is - fanciful; composed of mythology and wishful thinking.

But in your case you take it one step further - you lie, you cheat, you manipulate data to give the appearance of truthfulness and you delete data that does not substantiate your delusions. And you deny the right of those 3,000 scientist who tried to warn us of the the deception. The science is not settled; merely the politics.

You are the biggest idiot - believing in this tripe. What happened to logic and rational thinking - oh I'm sorry; it flew out the window.

Daily Referendum said...

Anon@02:19, I've asked this before, but are you "thehoatzin". Just so I know who I am talking to.

Mr C said...

Anon @6 February 2010 02:19

Where is your evidence that it has been the hottest january on record for 30 years. You have not backed up your claims with any evidence what so ever. before coming on here and calling people cunts for disucssing an opinion why don't you attempt to research your facts, provide evidence for your claims.No doubt you probably dont feel like you need to do any of this judging by the activities of the likes of the IPCC and UEA. I think that any point you do want to get across would carry far more weight if you did. I know that we are almost at the point of living in a 'you can't say this, you can't have an opinion on that' society but we are not there yet. I dont anybody's permission to have an opinion on something and it just so happens that I think that you and your fellow warmists are full of shit.