UK “scepticism” on climate change

The British public is sceptical of scientific opinion about global warming, the BBC reported a poll as saying on Tuesday.

The Ipsos Mori poll of 2,032 adults – interviewed between 14 and 20 June – found 56% thought scientists were still questioning climate change.

Responding to the survey, the UK’s Royal Society said most climate scientists believed humans were having an "unprecedented" effect on climate.

A recent assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), written and reviewed by over 1,000 scientists from more than 100 countries, concluded with 90% certainty that human activity is responsible for global warming over the past 50 years.

The poll shows there is "still a lot to do" in encouraging "low-carbon lifestyles", the BBC reported Ipsos Mori’s head of environmental research, Phil Downing, as saying.

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