Thursday 6 March 2008

opinions and polls

Last December the New Statesman carried an article asking: 'Has Global Warming Stopped?' So far 1214 people have posted contributions to the online discussion that's followed. That compares with 25 posts on Blair's deceptions over Iraq and 11 posts on animal rights.

If that suggests a very high level of interest in the subject, the most recent post today (its 1214th) sombrely says the whole discussion is futile. The reason given was an opinion poll (published today) that asked people what was 'the most important issue facing Britain today':

'only 3% identified “the environment” (no mention it seems of “climate change” or “global warming”) and, when asked for “other important issues”, only another 4% mentioned the environment.'

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