The majority of the British public believe that Planet Earth is experiencing climate change, but few place the blame entirely on human activity. A significant 84% agreed with the statement that the planet is warming, but only 18% believe human activity is mainly responsible; most (58%) feel that other factors have a part to play. 8% think that human activity, in comparison to other factors, is not responsible at all.
A small but noticeable 8% refute the idea that the planet is warming at all.
It seems that most Britons also believe that politicians are not doing enough against global warming with 73% agreeing with the statement that ‘there is no serious political will worldwide to tackle climate change’ – perhaps due to the disappointing results of the Copenhagen summit which had been hailed firstly as the great ‘climate change’ conference, and then as a major disappointment due to its failure to reach consensus between the participating