Guest contribution by Eric Worrall
According to Ipsos MORI, UK climate change concerns have peaked as the BBC and establishment’s relentless campaign to scare ordinary people with stories of bushfires and heat waves is paying off.
Public concern about climate change and pollution is doubling to record levels
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Ipsos MORI’s Issues Index for August 2021 shows that public concern about the environment has increased by 16 percentage points compared to last month’s index.
August 27, 2021
- A third of the UK public see the environment and climate change as a major issue for the country, making it the second largest issue
- COVID-19 remains the top concern, but concerns continue to decline
- Public concern about the economy, the NHS and education is also falling from the levels recorded in July
The Ipsos MORI Issues Index from August 2021 shows that spontaneous public concern about the environment has increased by 16 percentage points since July. 32 percent cite climate change and pollution as a major issue for the UK, making it the second top concern for the country. Fieldwork was carried out between August 6 and 13, including the publication of the International Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report.
This is the second highest environmental concern since it was included as an option in the survey in 1988: in July 1989, when Heathrow recorded its highest temperature since 1976, 35% identified environmental problems as a matter of concern.
COVID-19 remains the UK’s biggest problem, but only 40% cite it as a big problem this month – eight points down from July and 35 percentage points below its highest level this year (75% in January).
Read more: https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/public-concern-about-climate-change-and-verschichtung-doubles-near-record-level
I am worried about my friends in the UK.
With a net contribution of 1.1% of global CO2 emissions, nothing Britain does to the British people can make a real difference to global CO2.
At the international level, the Biden government is fighting with sustained resistance to its planned climate spending in the trillions of dollars. Other nations like Australia are openly defying the globalist urge to shut down coal, and China is continuing as before, paying lip service, but expanding coal capacity as quickly as it can build the new power plants.
COP26 is a monumental failure, you can already smell the panic.
After the failure of COP26, what will UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson do to save his credibility with UK voters as a climate saver?
Soaring UK public support for climate change and an unexpected slight improvement in public finances could encourage BoJo to try the impossible – tough climate taxes, hydrogen economy, offshore wind, petrol bans, the whole bunch of losing strategies to reduce carbon emissions.
The tremendous cost this will place on ordinary Britons, already facing rising energy poverty, could make the lives of the poor in Britain utterly unbearable.