BBC: "More people are now doubters than firm believers."

At least in the UK, the media are beginning to cover the shonky science stories, and public opinion is reacting. As the BBC reports, public support for the alarmist cause is haemorrhaging fast:

The number of British people who are sceptical about climate change is rising, a poll for BBC News suggests.

The Populus poll of 1,001 adults found 25% did not think global warming was happening, a rise of 8% since a similar poll was conducted in November.

The percentage of respondents who said climate change was a reality had fallen from 83% in November to 75% this month.

And only 26% of those asked believed climate change was happening and “now established as largely man-made”.

The findings are based on interviews carried out on 3-4 February.

In November 2009, a similar poll by Populus – commissioned by the Times newspaper – showed that 41% agreed that climate change was happening and it was largely the result of human activities.

Dropping like a stone

“It is very unusual indeed to see such a dramatic shift in opinion in such a short period,” Populus managing director Michael Simmonds told BBC News.

“The British public are sceptical about man’s contribution to climate change – and becoming more so,” he added.

“More people are now doubters than firm believers.”

Whereas here in Australia, the ABC and Fairfax have been doing their very best to sweep it all under the carpet. Unfortunately, the carpet now has a massive bulge in the middle, which nobody can miss. Public opinion here will follow suit in due course, making Rudd and Wong’s blinkered, headlong charge towards an ETS even more ridiculous.

Read it here.

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