The end of summer is approaching, and so it’s a good time to look back at this year’s developments in public opinion on the topic of climate change.Germany’s sceptic site Readers Edition has posted a short note on the dwindling belief in manmade catastrophic climate change globally. The piece is titled: Der Klimahype Ist Vorbei! (The Climate Hype Is Over!), by Michael Krueger.
Indeed the once faithful are leaving the Church of Climatology in droves. The drones are waking up. I recap as follows:
– In USA the Pew Institute says the number of Americans who believe global warming is a big problem dropped from 44% in April 2008 to just 35% in October 2009 (before Climategate!).
– In Britain the BBC recently reported the number of Britons who believe in “man-made climate change went from 41% last November to a ghastly 26% now.
– In Germany Der Spiegel reported that the faithful have diminished from 62% in 2006 to only 42% today. And, as I reported yesterday, a website supported by the German Ministry of Environment released a graphic (see above) showing a stunning plummet in public interest when it comes to climate protection.
As mentioned at Readers Edition, the above figures are reported here at Die Welt online in a report titled: The Constant Climate Warnings Are Making Us Complacent. The truth is that they are sounding old and people don’t want to hear them anymore.
– In Australia, a recent Gallup poll shows the number of faithful has slid from 52% in 2008 to 44% in 2010.
These percentages mean that just in the four influential countries named above, 55 million people have stopped believing the hoax.
And now Republican candidates in USA are discovering that the hoax is indeed becoming an effective campaign issue for attacking warmist control-freak Democrats. With tough economic times and a host of other far more pressing issues bearing down on regular citizens, expect the exodus of people leaving Al Gore’s Church to continue.