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EU Admits Europeans Not Concerned About Climate Change

October 24, 2017

By Paul Homewood

From No Tricks:

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If one were to rate the investment made by governments globally aimed at creating concern for a potential problem, then the huge investment in climate change fear by now would definitely have to be rated as “junk” quality.

Never has so much seen so little return.

Hundreds of billions have been invested so far with the aim of generating mass fear, and by now we would think the global public should be in a state of panic. That’s the least one would expect from such a massive investment in fostering fear.

But it turns out that climate change remains very low on the list of concerns that citizens have.

 

List of concerns for European citizens

Earlier this year, the European Commission presented a White Paper on the future of Europe. A series of reflection papers covering key topics for the future of the European Union with 27 Member States have been published subsequently.

The European Commission Reflection Paper on the Future of European Defence (2025) is the fourth in that series and it outlines the main trends and challenges that will shape the future of our security and defence and on this basis, sets out options in three different scenarios for moving towards a Security and Defence Union. While not mutually exclusive, these scenarios are underpinned by different levels of ambition for the EU in doing things together in security and defence.

Strengthening the protection and security of European citizens is part of the Juncker Commission priorities.

In the Reflection Paper is Figure 3, which happens to list what European citizens are most concerned about:

 

Read the full post here.

And this despite the incessant propaganda issued by the EC, national governments, civil service, establishment and most of the media.

I see two things going on here:

1) Most people are far more intelligent than the elites give them credit for. They can see through the deception they have been fed, and are capable of using their own eyes to see what is really going on.

2) People are growing numb to the incessant propaganda.

24 Comments
  1. October 24, 2017 10:55 am

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    “I see two things going on here:

    1) Most people are far more intelligent than the elites give them credit for. They can see through the deception they have been fed, and are capable of using their own eyes to see what is really going on.

    2) People are growing numb to the incessant propaganda.”

    And,

    3) Economies, businesses and (non-elite) peoples’ livelihoods are being destroyed by insanely high electricity bills as a direct result of the West’s mad obsession with unreliable-energy, wind and solar.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      October 24, 2017 12:30 pm

      Or people – quite rightly – just don’t trust governments any more.

    • October 24, 2017 5:38 pm

      Not intelligent enough to see the damage being done and vote the culprits out, unfortunately.

  2. Jackington permalink
    October 24, 2017 10:58 am

    People are suffering from Climate Change Fatigue but are not fully aware of what it’s costing because this aspect is kept quiet in the propaganda; hopefully the bubble will soon burst.

    • BLACK PEARL permalink
      October 24, 2017 11:42 am

      Yeah wheres does all the tax money raised go in the name of climate change.
      On one of Paul’s past reports he quoted from the Office of National Statistics £14.6 billion for 2014 for UK alone and 305 billion euros collected in the EU area in total.
      That is a hell of a lot of cash !
      How much of this actually goes to what it is supposed to be used for, apart from paying for fake departments with fake jobs, like the Climate Change Committee etc etc that are there to promote the belief.

  3. Joe Public permalink
    October 24, 2017 11:11 am

    There’s a different EU survey report:

    “Citizen support for climate action

    Europeans are very concerned about climate change and support action across the EU to tackle it, according to a recent survey by the European Commission (Eurobarometer).

    2017 Survey

    Main survey findings
    92% of EU citizens see climate change as a serious problem and 74% see it as a “very serious” problem.
    Nearly nine in ten believe it is important for their national government to set targets to increase renewable energy use by 2030 (89%) and provide support for improving energy efficiency by 2030 (88%).
    The vast majority (79%) also agree that more public financial support should be given to the transition to clean energies, even if this means reducing fossil fuel subsidies.”

    https://ec.europa.eu/clima/citizens/support_en

    • Athelstan permalink
      October 24, 2017 11:22 am

      The vast majority (79%) also agree that more public financial support should be given to the transition to clean energies, even if this means reducing fossil fuel subsidies.”

      “that more public financial support”

      maybe just maybe if the respondents were clear about “public financial support” would they not think a little differently?

      “even if this means reducing fossil fuel subsidies”

      “reducing” that’s so fekkin funny.

      Hmm, certainly no chance of the respondents to this ‘survey’ being led there then – a tad?

      Or perhaps, a ‘survey’ it was conducted among only those school aged and grauniad readers?

      • Joe Public permalink
        October 24, 2017 11:34 am

        “Hmm, certainly no chance of the respondents to this ‘survey’ being led there then – a tad?”

        Absolutely.

        Few, if any, surveys mention cost implications and who is expected to pay.

        Q1: Would you like a Rolls Royce?

        Q2: Would you be prepared to pay more taxes so *others* can enjoy driving a Rolls Royce?

      • Nigel S permalink
        October 24, 2017 2:55 pm

        What fossil fuel subsidy? Hard to reduce zero.

    • John Palmer permalink
      October 26, 2017 6:29 am

      1300 Uk interviewees!,,, Guess who’d agree to do a survey interview on climate change if asked. Probably 1200 greenies and 100 who thought there was something in it for them.
      1300 out of 30 million plus – really representative!

  4. October 24, 2017 11:40 am

    EU fear should lie in the supply of gas from Russia, it probably does in the part of the EU brain that deals with reality, not so much in the part that deals with emotion.

  5. HotScot permalink
    October 24, 2017 11:40 am

    Part of science is finding two independent sources of information to confirm a hypothesis. Is that correct?

    If so, then here is information that corroborates the EU study that people have far important priorities than the climate change myth.

    An online UN poll has so far had 9,736,484 respondents for All Countries & Country Groups / All Genders / All Education Levels / Age Group (All Age Groups) across 16 life priorities such as education, healthcare and jobs.

    Of the 16, climate change came last, behind phone and internet access.

    http://data.myworld2015.org

    There’s still time to vote!

    • HotScot permalink
      October 24, 2017 11:43 am

      My next question is, how can two EU reports come to such opposing conclusions.

      Someone needs to look at the methods these surveys use.

      • diogenese2 permalink
        October 24, 2017 12:38 pm

        Follow Joe Public’s link. Look at the questions from Page 73 onwards. Blatant invitations to virtue signal and pass the responsibility onto others (the EU and National Governments) who are only too delighted to be so mandated to act. Object lesson in motivated design. It makes Lewendowski and Cook look like a rank amateurs – which I suppose they are really.

      • diogenese2 permalink
        October 24, 2017 1:23 pm

        “92% of EU citizens see climate change as a serious problem and 74% see it as a “very serious” problem.”

        On table 1Page 84 only 12% regard “climate change” as the “MOST serious problem”‘ i.e. 80% think something else is WORSE. The two surveys are somewhat consistent after all!

      • Mike Jackson permalink
        October 26, 2017 5:13 pm

        As always, it depends on who you ask and how you pose the question.

        When it comes to climate it also depends on who you ask to pose the question! We are in the realm of policy-based evidence making here, remember!

  6. Chris Lynch permalink
    October 24, 2017 2:02 pm

    Unsurprising. Most people do not have the expertise to pick apart the technical boondoggle disseminated by climate change “experts”. What they do have is an instinctive ability to discern when they are being sold a line in BS.

  7. Dung permalink
    October 24, 2017 2:07 pm

    It seems to be clear that in the minds of the public; there is no connection between supporting action on climate change with the cost of energy?

  8. A C Osborn permalink
    October 24, 2017 2:12 pm

    Most people have more to worry about in life than some possible future event that might make it warmer than now, in fact the majority of people would actually prefer it a bit warmer.
    We have been promised it for a long time now and we still don’t have “mediterranean” weather here.

  9. Curious George permalink
    October 24, 2017 2:24 pm

    “A White Paper on the future of Europe.” I don’t intend to wade through it, I just wonder how many times it mentions Mr. Juncker – who won’t run for a second term, but tries to cement his legacy, now in Catalonia.

  10. RAH permalink
    October 24, 2017 2:28 pm

    It’s the same here in the New World. Survey after survey shows climate change and the environment at or very near the bottom of the list of concerns of the masses. And that is even more evident for people all over the planet in general as demonstrated by UN polls. Of course people in less developed countries have other far more pressing and real challenges as they strive to make from one day to the next.

  11. markl permalink
    October 24, 2017 4:18 pm

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!”

  12. October 24, 2017 9:06 pm

    We would do well to remember where all this stems from – the political dogma of those who believe in world order. They’ve been trying for years to tell us what to believe and how to live. The self-appointed virtue signallers know best and we need not question their mantra because it’s all about control and money, our money. Debate is stifled revealing the raging intolerance of the political consensus on AGW. Never mind that the science and economics don’t add up.

  13. Europeanonion permalink
    October 25, 2017 8:18 am

    This morning the the ‘Today Programme’ has issued a statement concerning the legitimacy of utterances made in its show and ruing the lack of interrogation and rebuttal, saying as much that they were lied to and accepted the lie. The statement refers to the interviews with Nigel Lawson and his reflections on climatic change. Where does that leave us? That criticality can now only flow one way, is this the end of scientific discourse? As Newton was refuted by Einstein are we to discount the latter in respect of the former? Is the phlogiston issue to be revisited and its long held belief, supported by vast swathes of the scientific community, reinstated?

    Is the BBC now the sole arbiter in issues of essential understanding? Once, when communications were imperfect, diverse thought was active in numerous satellite minds and formed the foundation of much that is only now being understood and deployed. In this age we are rounded-up like cattle and force-fed that which some ethereal spirit entreats us to believe as estimable, unequivocal, incontestable. A place where you can choose your irrefutable expertise, condone all manner of puritanical extremism. Science now seems but a matter of fashion and its outcomes and progress a show of hands; open to attenuation by little but the dark arts of ease of assimilation and controlled by sentiment. A coup d’etat based on the first principal of any putsch, gain control of the means of broadcasting as the first step in the infiltration of your intent and the enforcement of your principals, that is, your principals.

    Whereas the Brexit vote was said to have succeeded because simple minds did not understand the issues and were easily led the same methodology applied to the alteration of minds over the climate issue, fear, complicity and the certainty of outcome, seem hardly to matter. I adopt the methodology of the ‘Lords’ chamber and proclaim myself as “not content”.

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