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.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.
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.
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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