Climate change

Mar 15, 2016

Do you believe that there is fairly conclusive evidence that climate change is happening and caused by human activity or do you believe that the evidence is still not in and we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate which happens from time to time?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Dec 2010 Jun 2011 Oct 2012 Oct 2013 Dec 2014 Nov 2015
Climate change is happening and is caused by human activity 63% 76% 46% 94% 56% 45% 50% 48% 52% 57% 56%
We are just witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate 27% 19% 42% 3% 35% 36% 39% 39% 36% 29% 32%
Don’t know 10% 5% 12% 3% 9% 19% 12% 13% 12% 14% 12%

63% (up 7% since November) agree that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity and 27% (down 5%) believe that we may just be witnessing a normal fluctuation in the earth’s climate. This is the highest recorded agreement that climate change is happening and caused by human activity over the last 7 years.

By age groups, those aged under 35 split 70%/18% and those aged 55+ split 48%/46%.

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