People are resistant to global warming scare propaganda.
Sometimes polls are taken not just to survey current public opinion, but more specifically to find out how people are responding to propaganda campaigns conveyed by the media. They want to see how effective their efforts have been to convince people of a certain opinion.
In this poll conducted by the United Nations, over 6 million people were surveyed around the world. Participants were given 16 options and were asked to prioritize them. “Climate change” consistently ranked near the bottom of the list, if not dead last in many cases.
The poll is being conducted by the United Nations as part of a program to find out what people across the world want to see action on. Participants are offered a choice of sixteen policy issues, which also include “a good education”, “Political freedoms”, “Protecting forests, rivers and oceans”, and “Equality between men and women”.
6,654,216 people have taken part in the My World survey so far (launched last March, it is remaining open until next year). Across almost every demographic, “Action taken on climate change” was rated 16 / 16.
The only exceptions are amongst those aged 46 and above, who placed “Phone and internet access” at the bottom of their lists of priorities, and those living within more affluent regions of the world. Across the whole of Africa and Asia climate change rated last, but Europe, Oceania and the Americas promoted the issue to around half way up the table.
In the US it ranked 10th, whilst in the UK it was placed 9th. Both countries put “a good education” in the top spot. Votes can be submitted online, via mobile phone, or in some countries via offline ballots. Researchers are also heading to places where internet access is not available to survey populations in person.
Willis Eschenbach, commenting on the Watts Up With That blog [that brought the UN poll to light] said “People are not as stupid as their leaders think. Folks know what’s important and what’s trivial in their lives, and trying to control the climate is definitely in the latter group.”
Our international overlords will no doubt take these results and use them to encourage respective member countries to step up their “education” efforts as they relate to “climate science.”