Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Climate Change Deniers

Despite all the scientific evidence, according to a poll for The Times only 41% of people accept that global warming is taking place and is largely man-made. Thirty two per cent believe the link is not yet proved. Eight per cent say it is environmentalist propaganda and 15% say that the world is not warming.

This sort of statistic has given ammunition to climate change deniers, who argue that so many people can´t be wrong. Tory Beast Iain Dale says "the debate is not over, and the argument is not yet won. If that were the case, they would have convinced more than 41% of the British people that global warming is man made."

The media vary between reporting this as a balanced argument between two equal sides and occasionally publishing scare stories. The truth is far more dull than this, we know what is happening, why it is happening, and what we can do to about it. Unfortunately most politicians think only in the short term, and wont tell voters what is needed. They talk about reducing emissions by 2050 then build more runways and motorways, so many people will believe there is nothing to it. But a growing number are getting fed up with politicians like this (the big parties are much the same here) and turning to the Greens.

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