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David Cameron Leads A Party Of Climate Sceptics

Image Credit: Martin Robson via FlickrThis month heralds the UN Climate Summit 2014, to be attended by more than 100 world leaders, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron. As head of the Conservative Party, or the Tories, David Cameron took office at the end of 2005 after the general election resulted in a hung parliament and a forced coalition between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Cameron has walked a fine line, environmentally, and generally been in favour of taking action to prevent further climate change.

However, David Cameron seems to rest squarely in the majority of Tories who believe in the facts of climate change, according to a new poll commissioned by PRWeek and conducted by Populus.

The numbers, published in PRWeek’s latest Special report — Climate Change and Communications — show that, overwhelmingly, members of the conservative party do not believe climate change has been established as a scientific fact.

The survey of 119 Members of Parliament (MP) revealed that only 51% believe it is an established fact that global warming is largely man made. However, given the number of Tory MPs, this figure is somewhat skewed.

Looking deeper, you can see that 73% of Labour MPs do agree that man-made global warming is now an established fact, while only 30% of Tory MPs believe similarly.

MPs on climate change

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According to the survey, over half of Conservative MPs agree with the statement that “it has not yet been conclusively proved that climate change is man made.” To make matters worse, there are actual living political representatives in the UK Parliament who believe that “man-made climate change is environmental propaganda for which there is little or no real evidence.”

A fact that I’m sure David Cameron is not overly fond of discovering. Because, let’s be very clear here, in advance of one of the year’s most important environmental meetings, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has certainly been made aware of these findings.

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