“They explained that they didn’t quite believe in climate changes,” she says. “Or at least that these are not triggered by human activities.”
Used to changes
The climate of course has previously gone through natural spells, and the farmers tend to think in terms of their experiences in recent decades.
“Many have a lot of experience, for instance they recall the mild winters of the 1960s,” explains Asplund.
The farmers also distrust climatologists partly on the grounds of what they perceive of as too much concurrence.
“They think information about climate change is too uniform. Credibility would increase if more contrary perspectives were presented,” she says.
They think climatologists lack the experience they have living in keeping with the soil, weather and growth seasons.
The climate of course has previously gone through natural spells, and the farmers tend to think in terms of their experiences in recent decades. (Photo: Mary Evans Picture)
“Climate researchers also are given less credence by farmers because they think the scientists draw their conclusions from theoretical analyses rather than practical experience,” says Asplund.