According to an online Herald poll, half of us either don't believe in climate change, or have our doubts about it.
I am always sceptical about online polls. But because I don't know what the survey methodology was, I have to assume the findings may have some validity.
It's no surprise that so many of us are sceptical about climate change, or are plain in denial. There has been bad press lately about various climate scientists sending emails to each other I'm sure they now regret sending. And the denial movement is vocal and well funded.
And I wonder if for some people the problem is just too damn big to really come to terms with. Better just to go into denial.
Climate change is real. The world scientific community is clear on that, and they have no reason to be foisting a vast conspiracy on us. Anyone who believes otherwise is a conspiracy theorist of the highest order themselves.
And yet it is pretty clear that some people just won't be moved. Maybe we ought to ship some of them to Tuvalu.