Only two per cent of Canadians who responded to a new opinion poll believed climate change is not occurring.
A further nine per cent believed climate change is occurring naturally and 54 per cent felt both humans and nature are playing a role.
I would like more information on that 54%. Because the answer could either be in agreement with the mainstream opinion in the scientific community or not depending on the details.
UPDATE: I actually agree with Tom Harris here (not something I intend to make a habit of):
The public opinion poll conducted by Insightrix Research will be of limited use to policy-makers since it did not ask the most important question of all: Do you believe that emissions of carbon dioxide from human activities are causing dangerous global warming and other problematic climate change?
It must be “dangerous” climate change that is being asked about. Anything less than dangerous, while interesting to scientists, is of no concern to politicians who continue to divert billions of taxpayer dollars to the climate file while important social programs remain underfunded.
This is similar to what I was getting at above. Of course reality doesn’t care about public opinion; even if a large percentage of the public didn’t accept climate change it would have no effect on the radiative properties of CO2.