Growing support for stronger climate change policies

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WWF releases polling data ahead of Scottish Government's climate change bill

31st July 2017 by Gavin Stuart 1 Comment

Growing numbers of people want the Scottish Government to take stronger action on climate change, according to campaigners.

A survey for WWF Scotland found 76% of Scots were in favour of more investment in improving the energy efficiency of homes, up from 67% in 2016.

Almost as many (72%) think the government should be doing more to help people heat their homes from renewable sources, and 71% said our electricity should be generated from renewable resources – up from 61% last year.

The poll also found 68% of Scots want the Scottish Government to invest in projects that reduce emissions, such as public transport and low carbon heat networks. 

These survey results should give politicians of all parties the confidence to be ambitious

WWF Scotland released the data as it continues to call for the Scottish Government to introduce strong policies in the forthcoming climate change bill to help cut climate emissions.

Sarah Beattie-Smith, the charity’s climate and energy policy officer, said: “It’s fantastic to see ever-growing support from the public for greater Scottish Government investment to reduce climate emissions. These survey results clearly show the need for strong climate action is an established priority for the people of Scotland.

“The forthcoming climate bill is a welcome opportunity to continue Scotland’s climate leadership and demonstrate the creative, imaginative, bold and radical policies that the First Minister has said will be set out in the next programme for government.

“We believe the forthcoming climate change bill can help to create jobs, improve public health and reduce poverty at home, whilst also ensuring Scotland plays its part in helping the poorest people in the world cope with the effects of climate change.

“These survey results should give politicians of all parties the confidence to be ambitious and take the steps needed to make Scotland a fairer, more prosperous society."

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31st July 2017 by Meme Mine69

CO2=Y2Kx1984 President Trump; "Is NASA also only 99% sure the planet isn't flat because they refuse to say their climate change hell on earth is as real as they say the planet isn't flat. All climate change funding is terminated."Life Is Good Smog Warning Days have been rare for decades here in N. America all thanks to the wonderful "science" of clean burning and now fracking's abundance is giving us reliable, long term, affordable energy and is ending the oil wars with possible world peace. Wind and solar are Y2K jokes in our children's history books and we are living longer now than at any time so this is the best time in Human history to be alive. "Life IS Good" are the three words we all love to hate.Can we evolve, please? Learn to love and most of all; "respect" not fear for the powers and the splendor of Nature.