Which country has the most skeptics? Australia tops name-calling, limited, biased, ambiguous survey!
Graham Readfearn, at Ecowatch, thought the USA would top the list. He was wrong: Published in the journal Global Environmental Change, the study found that 17 percent of Australians were “climate skeptics.” Norwegians come in second at 15 percent, followed by New Zealanders at 13 percent and then Americans at 12 percent. The UK tied for fifth with Sweden and Finland, where 10 percent of people were skeptics. The lowest ranked country for climate skepticism was Spain, where only two percent of people were classified as climate skeptics. The real number of skeptics is much higher. A better, more accurate survey in Australia showed that about 53% of the Australian population are skeptical; I note they stopped that annual survey after getting these clear results. This survey of surveys were more ambiguous than usual — “rising temperatures” from any cause is now man-made. The surveyors merely asked if you thought “rising temperatures” (magnitude unspecified) were “dangerous” , and so you know what to say, they added “for the environment”. All spin and attitude, otherwise meaningless. This is all so horribly confounded: While the survey did not directly ask people if they accepted the science linking climate change to human activities, […]Rating: 10.0/10 (8 votes cast)
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