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Main Results of the 2018 Climate Change Questionnaire Organised by the Green Christian-Barnet Group
An analysis by Alan Pryor and edited by Tony Shepherd. The Questionnaire was carried out between September and November, 2018.
Introduction: we received 24 ‘Returns” and here we present the main findings - giving the top four answers to each question, as appropriate. Full results are available at: www.climateconcern.co.uk, or contact us for more details.
Q1: What are the 3 Most Important Environmental Conditions? People were asked to choose 3 in order of importance.3 points for1st choice, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd ] (1) Global Warming: 9*3+5*2+2*1 39 points (2) River & Sea Pollution: 6*3+5*2+5*1 → 33 (3) Using Up Earth’s Resources: 2*3+6*2+4*1 22 (4) Air Pollution: 3*3+1*2+2*1 → 13
Q2: To What is the Changing Weather Pattern Due? Suggestions were: “Human Activity”, ”Global Changes”: ” Both of these” (Only one to be chosen) (1) Human Activity: chosen by 13 (2) Both of human and global: chosen by 9 (3) Global change: chosen by none. Answer we suggest: Humans are largely to blame!
Q3: How to Reduce the Effects of Climate Change? A number of suggestions were printed for people to choose from. (We gave 3 points for peoples’ 1st choice, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd) The top four results were:- (1st equal) Reducing carbon emissions: 41 points (1st equal). Seek new sources of renewable energy: 41points (3) Laws to prevent further losses of rain forests: 20 points (4) New building techniques for zero carbon emission homes: 14 points
Q4: Is Climate Change affecting you now or is likely to in the future? [Six questionnaires stopped at Q3, so only 17 responded to this and remaining questions.] Answers were: “Yes”= 14 “No”= 1. “Don’t Know”= 2 Responses were clear and popular suggestions were-: Increases in air pollution affect asthmatics; Heat waves affect elderly & infirm people; Excessive high tides & storms cause flooding damage; and yet there are droughts and/or wild fires in other places (e.g. Australia and California)
Q5: Can anything be done to tackle climate change? Several ideas were given by respondents here in Q5 and in the remaining questions:- Suggestions included:- Make more use of public transport Dramatically reduce the use of plastics, especially single-use plastics Insulate homes and buildings better Educate people on what can be done Put pressure on local and national governments, and on journalists Lobby for increased grants for solar panels Reduce the use of pesticides and chemicals
Some Initial Conclusions about the results from this Questionnaire :- Even with only 23 respondents some useful and thought-provoking answers and comments have emerged. We will discuss these results in a future Blog on the web site: www.climateconcern.co.uk and also at future meetings of the Green ChristianBarnet Group. Our next meeting is on 23 March from 10.00 - 12.00 noon, all welcome! . “Thank you” to everyone who took part!
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