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Persson blames Progress Party for climate change delusions. Survey shows one in five Norwegians sceptical. Twenty percent of Norwegians doubt that climate change has been caused by humans, according to a survey carried out on behalf of the Nordic insurance companies. This is double the number of Swedes, Danes, and Finns.Dismay meets “a healthy scepticism” Speaking at Zero’s climate conference ouside Oslo last week, Göran Persson greeted the news with dismay, writes Dagbladet. Persson believes the Progress Party (FrP) is responsible for the misconception.

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Persson blames Progress Party for climate change delusions

Published on Wednesday, 7th October, 2009 at 12:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Survey shows one in five Norwegians sceptical.

Goran Persson
Goran Persson
Photo: Martin Olsson/Wikimedia Commons


Twenty percent of Norwegians doubt that climate change has been caused by humans, according to a survey carried out on behalf of the Nordic insurance companies. This is double the number of Swedes, Danes, and Finns.

Dismay meets “a healthy scepticism”

Speaking at Zero’s climate conference ouside Oslo last week, Göran Persson greeted the news with dismay, writes Dagbladet. Persson believes the Progress Party (FrP) is responsible for the misconception.

“This is the effect of how a large party such as FrP has managed to construct public opinion about the issue,” he tells the paper.

Meanwhile, Kjetil Solvik Olsen – the party’s representative on the parliamentary Energy and Environment Committee – thinks Norwegians are just being sensible, displaying what Dagbladet calls a healthy scepticism.

“It’s important that we work to understand the forces behind climate change, and not allow ourselves to become panic-stricken.”

Market bias

But FrP is the only party that didn’t sign up for the so-called “klimaforlik” – a political compromise on climate policy that the other major parties agreed to in 2008.

FrP are in favour of a Free Market Economy, rather.

“Norwegian businesses should not be penalized with market distorting regulations that limit competitiveness internationally as this will put people’s livelihood at risk,” they write in their English Internet statement about the party’s own ideology and principles.

Persson said he believes that now is the time to do something about climate change, for the sake of future generations.



Published on Wednesday, 7th October, 2009 at 12:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: goran, persson, climate, change, conference, zero, emmission, frp, progress, party, problem, norwegians, sceptical, survey, danes, finns, swedes.





  
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