Three Quarters Believe Global Warming A ‘Natural Occurrence’

Life Style Extra | Jun 26, 2007

ALMOST three quarters of people believe global warming is a ‘natural occurrence’ and not a result of carbon emissions, a survey claimed today.

This goes against the views of the vast majority of scientists who believe the rise in the earth’s temperatures is due to pollution.

The online study which polled nearly 4000 votes found that a staggering 71 percent of people think that the rise in air temperature happens naturally.

And 65 percent think that scientists’ catastrophic predictions if pollution isn’t curbed are ‘far fetched’.

Emma Hardcastle, publisher at Pocket Issue which carried out the research, said: “If 71% of people feel that Man has nothing to do with the recent change in our climate then those same people are not going to buy into any movement to reduce their carbon footprint.

“We need to make it clear that there is nothing natural about the significant rise in both carbon emissions and global temperatures since the industrial revolution.

“Pocket Issue’s brief is to help people to understand the facts, encouraging them to click through to a carbon counter as a result.

“Pocket Issue feel that the poll highlights the need for government and influential bodies to concentrate on getting the public to understand the facts about global warming and ‘why’ rather than ‘how’ they should reduce their carbon footprint.”

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which represents most scientists, stated earlier that the increase in global temperatures is ‘very likely due to the observed increase of man-made greenhouse gas concentrations’.

They define very likely as ‘more than 90 percent certain’.

4 responses to “Three Quarters Believe Global Warming A ‘Natural Occurrence’

  1. Maybe Big Al’s world wide rock concerts on July 7th will help that CC education along a little …. but then, maybe not;

    http://environmentdebate.wordpress.com/2007/06/27/july-7th-live-earth-concerts-go-into-sos/

  2. This story is based on an online straw poll and no reasonable or logical conclusions can be made from it.

    http://www.desmogblog.com/uk-straw-poll-offers-misleading-global-warming-headline

  3. Just because the majority of people believe something does not make it true

  4. True, but the same applies to scientists. Truth is not something we can vote on. It is not the result of consensus or conventional wisdom as proven by the wide-spread belief in the Middle Ages that the earth was flat. It is either true or it is not true. And even if global warming is true, it remains debatable whether or not it is human caused regardless of how many IPCC scentists vote for that idea. And if you just look at the impact of Kyoto, of carbon restrictions, the push towards curtailing lifestyles, global carbon taxation, etc etc, along with an intolerance toward debate, then you have to question who benefits from all of this. And you have to wonder why the heck they have pushed this so hard and so fast. And then look at the fact that Tony Blair, who lied us into Iraq, is one of the main sponsors of global warming hype. Everyone knows he is a liar and has bascially destroyed the UK during his 10 year reign. And then just look at all the other elites who are pushing it. Most of them have “carbon footprints” at least 100 times that of the average person. The point is to think and research and don’t let the elite tell you what to think.
    See:
    The Great Global Warming Swindle

    For The Great Global Warming Swindle Parts 1 through 8

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=The+Great+Global+Warming+Swindle

    Global Warming Doomsday Called Off

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3309910462407994295&hl=en-GB

    The myth of dangerous human-caused climate change (PDF file)
    By ROBERT M CARTER, Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, “New Leaders” conference, Brisbane, May 2-3, 2007 “Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus …”

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~glrmc/new_page_4.htm

    ROBERT M CARTER – RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~glrmc/new_page_4.htm

    Robert M. Carter – Bio

    http://myprofile.cos.com/glrmc

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