If it’s not us, what is it?

A few weeks ago, I put a survey up on this website to find out what you think about climate change.  85% of you think recent changes are predominantly man-made, but a small number thought it was definitely, 100% natural.

For those who said recent climate change is natural, the survey took a different path.  There was not much point asking people how bad they think climate change is if they don’t think man has anything to do with it.

I asked what you thought the cause of climate change was, if it wasn’t humans.

Given the options of “Nothing – the globe is not warming”, “Sun-spots”, “Volcanoes”, “Natural cycles other than the above”, “No-one knows for sure” and “Other”, every single one went for “Natural cycles other than above”.

Well, that’s not strictly true, one person went for Other – “Natural cycles, including Sun-spots, Volcanoes and gravitational shifts within the earth core”.

They were all very certain about it not being humans.  If you are reading this, please do contact me or return my email and let me know why makes you so certain.

The survey effectively ended there for these people.  There is nothing more to say.

For the rest of you, though, there was much more to find out.  As concluded by a recent RSA report, it is not the small minority of deniers that need to be convinced to act, it is those who do accept man-made global warming, but choose not to do anything about it.

John Bell,

Ordinary bloke


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