Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Polling on Climate Change and Renewable Energy in Australia

Essential recently polled Australians on climate change and renewable energy. The results were as follows. Given that NASA reports that "ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position", the level of scepticism might be surprising.  But hell a lot of people believe things that make me puzzled.

It is not unexplainable then that 31 per cent of Australians think that: "We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate".  It is explainable because we have one of the most hostile governments to the environment in Australian history, encouraging scepticism about climate change.

Fifty-two per cent of Australians have become more concerned about climate change, but a majority think that incentives for renewables are the best solution. Only a third of respondents, however, thought that the renewable energy target should be increased.

1 comment:

  1. Is there perhaps issues with the solutions to Climate Change? How successful really are mitigation techniques to reducing global temperatures? Is there a measure (in degrees celsius) of what reduction in global temperatures are achieved by any technique that's accurate or agreed upon? Perhaps the problems with the solutions are confused with problems with the science.


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