UK Survey: Brits Are Chilled About Global Warming

  • Date: 11/07/18
  • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

Few have major concerns over climate change

The latest British Social Attitudes Survey reveals that only around a quarter of the public has major concerns over the impacts of global warming and that only a third thinks that humans are the main cause of climate change.

The typical Briton is mildly concerned by climate change, but believes that human and natural causes are equally important in understanding why the climate changes. This is in sharp contrast to green campaigners, politicians and the broad “climate science” community, whose message of impending disaster is dominating the mainstream media.

Similarly, the survey shows that few people feel they should limit their energy use in order to address global warming, with young Britons least likely to indicate a willingness to change.

Welcoming the survey’s key findings, GWPF director Dr Benny Peiser said:

“The British Social Attitudes survey is a great reality check. It makes clear that our message that the climate scare has been hyped is getting through to the public. The climate will continue to change, just as it always has, and humans will keep adapting, just as we always have.

“The public can sense that they are on the receiving end of a sales pitch, and they are very wise to treat it with caution.”

“It is surprising, however, that only few British politicians are willing to openly represent the rational views of the UK public — in contrast to those who have done so successfully in Canada, Australia and the United States.”

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