U.S. conservatives aren’t the only ones who are easily duped (see “The deniers are winning, especially with the GOP“). When 1039 Brits were asked “To what extent do you agree or disagree that … Many scientific experts still question if humans are contributing to climate change,” a remarkable 60% agreed whereas only 22% disagreed.
Congrats to the British deniers out there — yes, even you TVMOB, who apparently qualifies as a scientific expert in the UK because he wears a Nobel prize pin made of gold recovered from a physics experiment presented to him by the Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester, New York. [Since I have been focusing on TVMOB so much, I thought I would present a picture of a different UK denier, which can be found here, to help Climate Progress readers understand why deniers are so popular with so many Brits.]
The poll also asked responses to “I sometimes think climate change might not be as bad as people say.” Some 42% agreed while 41% disagreed. I am going to (optimistically) ascribe that less to the UK airing of the The Great Global Warming Swindle than to the fact that this statement is true when it comes to one particular famous British person (see “James Lovelock turns everyone into a climate optimist” and “Lovelock: Malthus was right, and Climate Progress is way, way too optimistic.”)