• Environmental organisation Nature and Youth campaign against the government. But many young people doubt if IPPC is right about manmade emissions.

    FOTO: Cornelius Poppe, Scanpix

Youths ditch UN climate panel

Norway’s young people doubt the IPCC is right about manmade emissions being mostly responsible for global warming during the last 50 years, according to a new poll.

The Gallup inquiry shows 48 percent agree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes’ conclusion, whilst as many as one in five believe global warming has natural causes.

Moreover, approximately just 20 percent are willing to lower their living standards for the sake of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Most young people believe the government should support the development of new technologies that can help reduce these, citing cheaper public transport, VAT cuts on climate-friendly goods, and more research as focus areas.

Silje Lundberg, leader of environmental organisation Nature and Youth, told Vårt Land, “It’s good to be a technology optimist, but a big problem if young people lean back and think technology can fix everything.”

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