Saturday, June 21, 2008

Brits Doubt Anthropogenic Climate Change

The British are hard to fool when it comes to Global Warming. The Guardian released an IPSOS/MORI poll results in the Sunday edition that 6 in 10 Brits agree that many scientists disagree with the Fried Earth position.

Ipsos MORI polled 1,039 adults and found that six out of 10 agreed that 'many scientific experts still question if humans are contributing to climate change', and that four out of 10 'sometimes think climate change might not be as bad as people say'. In both cases, another 20 per cent were not convinced either way. Despite this, three quarters still professed to be concerned about climate change.

Those most worried were more likely to have a degree, be in social classes A or B, have a higher income, said Phil Downing, Ipsos MORI's head of environmental research.


There is growing concern that an economic depression and rising fuel and food prices are denting public interest in environmental issues. Some environmentalists blame the public's doubts on last year's Channel 4 documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, and on recent books, including one by Lord Lawson, the former Chancellor, that question the consensus on climate change.
Let's not forget the inherent sense of people to eventually recognize a con job when they see one. And bloggers who have trolled their own areas of interest bringing disparate knowledge and disciplines to focus on the whole of global warming. In this case, I agree with the GW crazies who claim the Channel 4 showing of The Great Global Warming Swindle is, to a large degree, responsible for the doubt. Americans have not been privy to the documentary as the networks have refused to air the film. However, nearly every newsperson is absolutely convinced of Al Gore's horror movie that no other opinion is voiced without ridicule. "An Inconvenient Truth" and the DiCaprio craprio have been the only films shown in the US.

You Tube still has The Great Global Warming Swindle available for viewing. If you have not seen it, do. For many months, You Tube had removed the documentary from playlists because of pressure from the environmentalist panic mongers. I purchased the DVD from Amazon UK because the documentary was unavailable for sale in the US until recently. Even in the land of the free, censorship is alive and well.

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Tom said...

With Algore's scam movie being shown on movie channels at least 3 to 4 times a week, and nothing else being shown to contradict it, the brainwashing will continue.

I wonder if the Fairness Doctrine would solve this problem...

Gayle said...

I don't think I've seen "The Great Global Warming Swindle" although I didn't need to see it to know it is one. Still, I will watch it, so thanks for the link.

Are Brits smarter than we are? I doubt it, but it sure is taking us a long time to catch on!

Indigo Red said...

That's true, Tom. I have intelligent friends who have seen Gore's horror (whore?) flick multple time, but refuse to see Swindle even once.

That's depends on the what the meaning of "smart" is, Gayle. If smart (by nation) means the number of High School and College graduates, then no, the Brits are not smarter than we are. If smart means an inate ability to discriminate the manure from the roses, then possibly yes, the Brits are smarter than we are. And so are many other nations.

As the poll pointed out, the larger group of Brits buying-in to GW have University degrees. This is also true in the US. We have more University grads, so we have more people believing Al Gore's pseudoscience.

dcat said...

No scientific proof and the polar bears are all going to die. I know and why is it that all of us scientific folks don’t buy it? Because we know the earth changes regardless and hey those polar bears were the old and sick!

They definitely are making a haul on the cash with this one! Wonder what they will be doing with all that money!? Stopping the drilling maybe?

I see the spotted owl with this one!

dcat said...

Spotted owl trilogy that is!

Indigo Red said...

In my area, it's the Gnat Catcher bird. It only lived on a small strip of land in Dana Point, now the damned thing is everywhere in a 70 mile radius. All that's happened is that the no build zone is bigger.