The prospect of a cool country becoming marginally warmer, should that happen, isn’t an urgent problem or maybe even any problem for the average Brit, judging by this poll. Climate fearmongers may need to look elsewhere for a good source of propaganda victims.
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Only 50% of respondents in the YouGov poll for Sky News supported a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.
Almost 25% of Britons are unwilling to change key habits that would help tackle climate change, an exclusive poll for Sky News suggests.
The survey, conducted by YouGov, asked participants what they would be prepared to do in order to reduce the country’s carbon emissions.
While 20% said they would be willing to see substantial increases in the price of overseas travel, 13% said they would accept higher costs for meat and other animal products. Just 2% supported increasing heating bills.
Overall, 29% of those polled said they would be willing to never drive a petrol or diesel car again.
But when confronted with all of these options, 23% of survey participants said they would not be prepared to support even one of these key changes.
The poll showed many Britons have a high level of understanding of climate issues such as renewable energy and carbon footprints, but little knowledge about this year’s COP26 climate conference – with little awareness of conference president Alok Sharma.
Only 50% of respondents said they supported a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 – and 36% were opposed to making air travellers pay greater levels of tax based on how far they fly.
The findings suggest that, while there is a growing awareness of some climate issues, climate change is viewed as a problem for other countries.
Full article here.
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April 8, 2021 at 04:51AM