The good news is that skeptics are the majority, the bad news is that weâ€™ll all have to pay the tax anyway. The IPA commissioned a Galaxy Poll in Australia and only one third of Australians believe that man-made global warming is real. Despite the advertising, the propaganda, the Nobel Prizes, the support of major institutions, the ABC censorship of skeptical science news, and the educational indoctrination at schools, most people are unconvinced.
Despite the falling polls, today the Gillard Government committed itself to getting a â€œcarbon priceâ€ â€“ the nice way of saying â€œtaxâ€. (Note the poll attached to that story: Do you support a carbon tax? 84% say NO.)
(see full article for poll results)
Itâ€™s a question of youth
From the full results itâ€™s clear that belief is mostly a â€œyoungâ€ naive thing, and that by the age of 30 people are waking up to the truth.Â Half of the 18-24 year olds think that man is to blame, but only a quarter of the over 50â€²s do.Â The old cats whoâ€™ve been there and done that are wiser to exaggerated scare campaigns. Half of the 25 -34 year old group answered that they are not sure.