According to an Ipsos Mori poll of 2000 people in June, some 56% of those polled said that they thought scientists were still questioning climate change and what was causing it, with many saying that global warming was exaggerated, perhaps to make money from it. The head of environmental research, Phil Downing, said the survey showed there was “still a lot to do” in encouraging “low-carbon lifestyles“. Read the full story on the BBC news site.
This makes interesting reading alongside the AOL poll conducted in conjunction with the ‘Open to debate‘ section from Pocket Issue, Global Warming. After 4000 votes the poll stated that 71% felt that global warming was a natural occurrence. After 8,000 votes, and much publicity, that figure now stands at 43%. Nevertheless 43% is still a lot of people who remain unconvinced.
We can also assume that the unconvinced will not be visiting the UK government’s new carbon counter? Perhaps giving people the facts instead of a carbon counter would help?