UN poll shows most people don’t care about fighting global warming

By |2016-11-02T09:40:17+00:00November 2nd, 2016|Climate|7 Comments

Global warming ranks dead last among a host of important issues that people across the world worry about, according to a yearly survey conducted by the United Nations.

The survey, which records millions of viewpoints, found that people worldwide are more concerned about acquiring a “good education,” and “better healthcare,” as well as finding “better job opportunities.”

More than three times as many respondents are concerned about education, and twice as many are more worried about health care than they are global warming. The poll recorded 9,731,210 respondents so far across the world.

The UN partnered with several different human rights groups among well-developed and under-developed countries.

 Wealthy countries like the United States, Canada, and Britain Daily Caller New Foundationput a higher importance on fighting so-called man-made global warming, just above “better job opportunities.”

Poorer countries, meanwhile, rank battling climate change last on its list of concerns. The poll is divided into 16 major need areas, such as “an honest and responsive government,” and “protection against crime and violence.”

Even among wealthy countries, most of which rank high or very high on the human development index (HDI), fighting global warming barely notches above the 10th most concerning issue.

The UN poll appears to sync with previous surveys conducted by other outlets, including a YouGov poll in May, which found that only 9.2 percent of Americans rank global warming as their biggest concern.

Only Saudi Arabians were less concerned about global warming at 5.7 percent. The biggest concern for U.S. citizens, in fact, was global terrorism — 28 percent of those polled listed this as their top issue.

A Gallup poll in March of 2015 showed that Americans concerned about global warming tumbled to the same level it was in 1989. Only 32 percent of Americans in the poll said they are worried about global warming a “great deal.”

Americans are less worried about global warming in 2015 than they were in 2014, when 34 percent said they worried about warming a “great deal.”

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  1. Brin Jenkins November 2, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    Well I care! I’m appalled that misery is piled upon us without a proper explanation of how I should welcome it to erroniosly save the planet. A duty of care exists to show its required not bullying and insults by those incapable of explanation.

  2. Lincoln November 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Feb 12, 2016 Government Science Monopoly

    Richard Lindzen, atmospheric physicist, MIT professor emeritus, and lead author of the “Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks” chapter of the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, attributes climate hype to politics, money, and propaganda. Lindzen particularly takes issue with the “97% consensus” claim that is being used to stifle debate and demonize skeptics.


    • Dano2 November 2, 2016 at 5:10 PM

      takes issue with the “97% consensus” claim that is being used to stifle debate and demonize skeptics.

      There are no skeptics. The science is overwhelming. A person is either impaired or in denial to be unable to grasp the overwhelming scientific evidence.



      • Brin Jenkins November 3, 2016 at 3:38 AM

        Then explain?

  3. Dano2 November 2, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Standard dishonest interpretation of results. I think this is Standard Misinterpretation Talking Point #27.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.



    • Brin Jenkins November 3, 2016 at 3:42 AM

      Is that your way, ignore the observations, manipulate the results and repeat the lies? Stick a thermometer in for temperatures, use the old unadjusted data and make the models available so programing errors can be removed.

  4. Frederick Colbourne November 2, 2016 at 10:01 PM


    Your readers could search for the UN climate poll or you could provide a reference. I will now do a search and send it to our climate specialist for use in our report to a multilateral infrastructure funding agency.

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