Climate Change Australia – CSIRO: Fewer Than 50 Per Cent Of Australians Believe We’re Heating The Planet

Posted on Wed 02/12/2014 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

Australia’s CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) buries the startling lead in reporting its latest survey of Australians’ attitudes to climate change:

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Survey respondents were asked to rate which of a series of statements best described their thoughts about the causes of climate change (Figure 2). The large majority thought climate change was happening (86.1%), but more considered it a result of human activity (47.3%) rather than solely the result of natural temperature variability (38.8%). Only 7.6% thought it was not happening at all.

Bottom line: fewer than half the Australians surveyed think humans are changing the climate.

PS: Why is the CSIRO conducting surveys into attitudes to climate change? How does this advance scientific knowledge?

UPDATE

Reader give us good government:

Once again, they fail to ask the key question – if those who think climate change is happening, and humans are causing it, how many think that the warming will be catastrophic? After all, THAT is the premise by which we’re being asked to fork over $billions of our hard-earned tax dollars to ‘stop’ warming, and hence forego new schools, hospitals, etc.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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