A new survey in the UK makes interesting reading. More than seven in 10 voters insist that they would not be willing to pay higher taxes in order to fund projects to combat climate change.
The survey also reveals that two-thirds of Britons think the entire green agenda has been hijacked as a ploy to increase taxes.
The nation also seems full of climate Sceptics. The public’s climate-change scepticism extends to the recent floods which inundated much of the West Country, and reported signs of changes in the cycle of the seasons. Just over a third of respondents (34 per cent) believe that extreme weather is becoming more common but has nothing to do with global warming. One in 10 said that they believed that climate change is totally natural.
Mark Hodson, of Opinium Research, said: “Britain appears to be feeling increasingly negative about being more carbon neutral. We are questioning the truth behind being greener and many feel that Government is creating a green fear for monetary gain.”