Winning: Majority Of Brits Are Chilled About Climate Change

  • Date: 10/07/18
  • Paul Matthews, Cliscep.com

Only 36% of Britons believe that humans are entirely or mainly the cause of climate change.

A new version of the British Social Attitudes Survey is out. There’s a summary of the key findings of the whole survey, which says in its first bullet point,

 • The British public are not as worried about major global challenges as the experts who work on them. Public concern about the threat of climate change and technology replacing their jobs is relatively low.

On the causes of climate change,

only 36% of people believe that humans are entirely or mainly the cause of climate change. A majority (53%) believe that it is caused equally by human activity and natural processes, while 9% think it is mainly or entirely happening naturally.

and on impacts, we are not that bothered…

Only 25% of people are very or extremely worried about climate change. 45% are just somewhat worried, and 28% are either “not very” or “not at all worried” about it.

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