false polling …

Reporting of manipulated polls at ‘their’ ABC fails to give the real result, 61% of Australians do not believe in CAGW. The ABC is sprung, alongside the Climate Institute that produced it, and we can deservedly give them heaps of mockery thanks to Andrew Bolt, here:

The Climate Institute’s latest press release contains more meaningless propaganda – that most Australians believe the climate is changing.

This is meaningless because I also agree the climate is changing – and always has. That is uncontroversial. The issue is how much man’s emissions are now responsible, and on that critical question the Climate Institute’s press release is silent:

Seventy-seven per cent of Australians now believe climate change is occurring, up from 64 per cent in 2012, with trust in the science up from a minority in 2012 to 60 per cent now.

A CSIRO poll of 5000 people last year got an even higher proportion agreeing that the climate was changing – 85.5 per cent. But then it asked the asked the obvious next question and got an answer that the Climate Institute and the ABC would hate: sceptics now outnumber believers in Australia:

True, a worrying 45.9 per cent of Australians do still think man is mostly to blame for what warming we’ve seen over the past several decades.

But those believers are now outnumbered by people who think this warming is natural (38.6 per cent) or not occurring at all (7.9 per cent) — which means sceptics total 46.5 per cent. The rest don’t know.

In fact, even 19 per cent of Greens voters are sceptics.

UPDATE

Buried in the Climate Institute’s report, this embarrassing admission:

a large 39 per cent now saying human activity is the main cause

Which leaves 61 per cent of Australians who believe climate change is either not caused by man or not mainly – or are not convinced either way. My own view is that held by 60 per cent in this poll that man is probably affecting the climate, at least to some extent. That extent, I believe, is very small and on balance probably not to our detriment.

That 39 per cent is the most telling finding. Yet the ABC does not report it, preferring to hype the Climate Institute’s spin instead.

The questions asked reflect the Climate Institute’s agenda, then the published result is an attempt at manipulating the result to suit. Via Climate Depot:

History Keeps Proving Prophets Of Eco-Apocalypse Wrong

  • Ivo Vegter, Daily Maverick

The ability to make accurate predictions is a hallmark of good science. Predictions by environmental doom-mongers have proven to be wrong time and time again. No wonder most people no longer believe them.

Image result for GWPF failed predictions

If we do not reverse global warming by the year 2000, “entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels”, warned Noel Brown, a director of the United Nations Environment Programme, in 1989.

Oh dear, missed it, by 16 years at the very least!

Update, Jonova explains how the questions were loaded.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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