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Climate Change deniers take note. You’re in a very small minority

By johnboy - 22 November 2013 219

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The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate has released the results of the climate change survey and it’s not pretty reading for the nutty retards who think Gina Rinehart has their best interests at heart:

The majority of residents (88%) believe that climate change is a genuine problem for the future.

Respondents accept their own lifestyles contribute to climate change (68%). They accept it is not too late to take action and that taking no action would result in unfavourable consequences for their future.

ACT householders (84%) believe that actions by householders can help make a difference in tackling climate change. While 68% believe they should personally take more action, 62% believe householders would have to make difficult or inconvenient changes to their lives in trying to help tackle climate change.

76% of residents believe it is moderately or very urgent for the ACT Government to take action to tackle climate change and 81% want the ACT Government to take a strong leadership role to help ACT residents tackle climate change. On average, ACT residents consider $1.62 per day (per household) an affordable amount to pay to contribute to the cost of new infrastructure and technologies required to reduce carbon emissions.

Most ACT residents (81%) believe they would feel good knowing the ACT Government was taking serious action to tackle climate change, and 79% believe it is a moral duty for the ACT community to take action. 62% of residents report their friends, family or work colleagues would encourage them to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emission and 56% said they would be more willing to take action if they knew that others were also taking action.

While support for the ACT Government plans to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change was very high with between 73% and 95% of residents supporting each of 10 suggested plans, only 40% of residents believe they are aware of ACT Government plans to reduce carbon emissions.

So basically climate change denialists are heading down to the tiny minority levels enjoyed by child abusers.

Dare we make the correlation?

[Photo by Curran Kelleher CC BY 2.0]

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Climate Change deniers take note. You’re in a very small minority
IrishPete 1:11 pm 22 Nov 13

HiddenDragon said :

From page 3 of the Survey Report – “A total sample size of 1,197 was achieved” – I wonder how this compares with the sample size of the survey which predicted a landslide win for the Labor-Green Government in last year’s Territory election?

Anyway, when the cost per household of reducing carbon emissions goes up to $1.63 per day (as inevitably it will), there will doubtless be an upsurge of denialism (but not, one hopes, off the allegedly correlated behaviour).

$1.63 a day? Less than $600 a year? That pales in comparison to the past and future increases in electricity charges that have nothing to do with the Carbon Tax, or Renewable Energy schemes.

And it’s about the cost of my household insurance which covers bushfire, flood and storm damage, all of which are or will become more likely as we do nothing (like Tony wants)

So $1.63 a day is money well-spent I say – if we don’t spend it direct, we’ll spend it indirectly in increased insurance premiums, and in disaster relief.

IP

Deref 1:05 pm 22 Nov 13

bryansworld said :

Bravo to RA for using the term “denier”. So much more accurate than “sceptic”.

Hear, hear. Not just “more accurate” – accurate as opposed to simply wrong.

It says volumes about the power of the media, and its misuse, that 98% of climate scientists – i.e. people who actually know what they’re talking about – are in no doubt, while the populace at large are nowhere near it.

IrishPete 12:54 pm 22 Nov 13

bryansworld said :

Bravo to RA for using the term “denier”. So much more accurate than “sceptic”.

Indeed. I would love to refer to myself as a Climate Change sceptic, but I can’t because the term is used synonymously with Denier. Although I am sceptical, on just about anything, the weight of evidence for climate change, and its extent, is worth taking efforts to address, just like I have insurance even though I hope my house won’t burn down. We live our lives by probabilities, and the probability that Climate Change is real, and anthropogenic (at least partly), is strong enough for me to want to act. And the side benefits (making our coal, oil and gas last longer, and reducing pollution, and so on) are such that it is simply a no-brainer. (With apologies to any anencephalic readers out there.)

IP

PantsMan 12:53 pm 22 Nov 13

HiddenDragon said :

From page 3 of the Survey Report – “A total sample size of 1,197 was achieved” – I wonder how this compares with the sample size of the survey which predicted a landslide win for the Labor-Green Government in last year’s Territory election?

There appear to be poor correlation between belief in climate change and the voting patterns amoungst all Australians, as shown in the 2013 election.

Didn’t the ACT Government do a survey that showed everyone loved the pastic bag ban too?

HiddenDragon 12:46 pm 22 Nov 13

From page 3 of the Survey Report – “A total sample size of 1,197 was achieved” – I wonder how this compares with the sample size of the survey which predicted a landslide win for the Labor-Green Government in last year’s Territory election?

Anyway, when the cost per household of reducing carbon emissions goes up to $1.63 per day (as inevitably it will), there will doubtless be an upsurge of denialism (but not, one hopes, off the allegedly correlated behaviour).

Pork Hunt 12:44 pm 22 Nov 13

IrishPete said :

please don’t use the word retards, or any of its variations such as Mong or Spaz. It is unprofessional.

IP

If it is in the dictionary, use it I say.

bryansworld 12:31 pm 22 Nov 13

Bravo to RA for using the term “denier”. So much more accurate than “sceptic”.

arescarti42 12:24 pm 22 Nov 13

johnboy said :

IP if you saw the offtopic comments on this subject these guys throw our way every day I’d suggest you too would use similar language.

Perhaps, but aren’t you more likely to offend people with disabilities than the denialists doing that?

johnboy 12:15 pm 22 Nov 13

IP if you saw the offtopic comments on this subject these guys throw our way every day I’d suggest you too would use similar language.

davo101 12:15 pm 22 Nov 13

PantsMan said :

Climate change is socialist crap.

Yes; that Maggie Thatcher was such a red she was probably taking instructions straight from Moscow.

IrishPete 12:11 pm 22 Nov 13

please don’t use the word retards, or any of its variations such as Mong or Spaz. It is unprofessional.

IP

PantsMan 12:03 pm 22 Nov 13

Climate change is socialist crap.

spinact 11:55 am 22 Nov 13

“Dare we make the correlation?”

I think you just did

johnboy 11:29 am 22 Nov 13

Canberra is where we are.

davo101 11:24 am 22 Nov 13

You’re in a very small minority in Canberra.

Fixed it for y’ar

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