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OSC 2010 News: Norwegians trust science. According to the latest TNS Gallup Climate Barometer results, science is the Norwegians’ top solution when it comes to climate and energy issues. This was one of the findings presented on the last day of this year’s Oslo Science Conference. “The survey shows that people have confidence in science,” Kirsten Broch Mathisen, Director of the Research Council of Norway stated. The results indicate Norwegians believe that encouraging the usage of renewable energy is the number one climate solution, followed by research and development of climate friendly technologies.Too little

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OSC 2010 News: Norwegians trust science

Published on Sunday, 13th June, 2010 at 21:31 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

According to the latest TNS Gallup Climate Barometer results, science is the Norwegians’ top solution when it comes to climate and energy issues. This was one of the findings presented on the last day of this year’s Oslo Science Conference.

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“The survey shows that people have confidence in science,” Kirsten Broch Mathisen, Director of the Research Council of Norway stated.

The results indicate Norwegians believe that encouraging the usage of renewable energy is the number one climate solution, followed by research and development of climate friendly technologies.

Too little

73 percent of the respondents considered that Norway was doing very little to develop renewable energy sources, against 59 percent in spring 2009.

Climate change was no longer a top priority issue, coming sixth. Daniel Rees, project manager for the Climate Barometer, explained why.

“This is partly because many Norwegians do not believe that the impacts will be all that serious in Norway,” he said.                                                                       

The survey also reveals that 70% of Norwegians now blame human activity for climate change, compared with 74% last autumn.

“One interesting result of the survey is that although there is no change at all when it comes to the belief that climate change is man-made, it is still not the top priority on people’s agenda,” said Environment and International Development minister Erik Solheim.

Opposition

Solheim also commented on the fact that 60% of Norwegians consider that politicians are doing very little regarding greenhouse gas emissions, according to the survey.

“That’s good, people should demand more from politicians. But it is still a problem that both people and political parties are generally in favour of doing more, but often opposed to what actually needs to be done,” Solheim concluded.

The TNS Gallup Climate Barometer survey was based on a representative sample of 1160 Norwegians. Two reports have previously been published, in autumn 2009 and spring 2010.



Published on Sunday, 13th June, 2010 at 21:31 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: oslo, science, conference, climate, change, polar, research, icebergs, sea, ice, sheet, norwegian.





  
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