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A noisy minority: Australia’s Climate Sceptics

It seems that the opinions of a noisy minority have been amplified by the media because of a love of conflict, the need to promote a false balance and partisan zealotry (the last one refers to you, Mr The Australian).

Australian politicians overestimate the electorate’s skepticism about global warming : Deltoid, August 14, 2010 , by Tim Lambert The University of Queensland has surveyed Australian politicianson their attitude to climate change: “Labor politicians are more influenced by scientists than Liberal/National politicians – 85 per cent of Labor politicians are highly influenced by this group compared to 44 per cent of Liberal/National politicians,” Dr Fielding said.

Note this poll was conducted in October last year when Liberal Party policy was to adopt an emissions trading scheme and before the media beat up of anti-IPCC stories.
There is discussion of the survey on ABC’s Lateline, Larvatus Prodeo, Climate Shifts and Duckpond, …………
all parties rated their electorates as more skeptical than the general public actually is. It seems that the opinions of a noisy minority have been amplified by the media because of a love of conflict, the need to promote a false balance and partisan zealotry (the last one refers to you, Mr The Australian).

Australian politicians overestimate the electorate’s skepticism about global warming : Deltoid

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August 18, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, climate change - global warming, media | , , ,

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