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Britons buck belief in bunk

Even the British, with their more recent leftward swings in government, don’t buy the hype in anthropomorphic global warming (h/t Instapundit):

The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans – and many others believe scientists are exaggerating the problem, according to an exclusive poll for The Observer.

The results have shocked campaigners who hoped that doubts would have been silenced by a report last year by more than 2,500 scientists for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found a 90 per cent chance that humans were the main cause of climate change and warned that drastic action was needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

I would be willing to be that the sentiments are the same here in America as well. What’s one reason that the British don’t buy the bill of goods they are being sold?

More than half of those polled did not have confidence in international or British political leaders to tackle climate change, but only just over a quarter think it’s too late to stop it. Two thirds want the government to do more but nearly as many said they were cynical about government policies such as green taxes, which they see as ‘stealth’ taxes.

No confidence in politicians. No confidence in the UN. No confidence in the scientists. And a belief that it’s all a just an excuse to raise taxes and grow government. Looks like the Brits really have a grasp on the global warming hype…

(Crossposted)






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