Britons become more sceptics about climate change

Britons become more sceptics about climate change

Public skepticism about climate change is on the rise as today less Britons trust scientists who say that climate change is the outcome of human activities.

As per survey conducted by researchers at Cardiff University twice as many people now believe that evidence on climate change have been exaggerated as compared with the figures from survey conducted five years ago.

40 per cent of the people surveyed believe that leading experts are still debating the causes of climate change.

25 per cent of the respondents said evidence for climate change was unreliable.

About 50 per cent of the respondents said that media was too alarmist, while 20 per cent called themselves hard-line sceptics.

Dr. Lorraine Whitmarsh announced the results at the British Science Festival, saying people are reluctant to change their lifestyle.

Speaking on the topic, Dr. Whitmarsh said, "We need to make it clear to people what is due to climate change and what is not."

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