Swedish politicians often climate change sceptics

A reindeer eats salt on a road on December 20, 2010 near the village of Vuollerim, Lapland province, in nothern Sweden. A majority of local politicians in Sweden are sceptical about climate change, according to a new survey from the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI).

More than 6 in every 10 politicians surveyed said they were not convinced that human activity was causing global warming, reports Swedish news agency TT.

Almost a half (48 percent) do not fully trust climate change researchers.

“I’m surprised. Climate change and its caused are common knowledge,” said Annika Carlsson-Kanyama, who led the survey at FOI, adding that climate change is a security issue for Swedish society.

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