More Tory MPs than Labour doubt climate change is man made

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More than twice as many Conservative MPs as Labour MPs doubt that scientists have “conclusively proved” climate change is caused by humans, according to a poll by PR Week.

In a poll of 119 of parliament’s 650 MPs, including 57 Tories and 51 Labour MPs, only 17 Tories agreed that it was a scientific fact that climate change is largely caused by humans, compared to 34 Labour politicians.

Thirty Conservatives agreed “there is a widespread theory that climate change is largely man-made but this has not yet been conclusively proved”, and another 10 agreed that “man-made climate change is environmentalist propaganda for which there is little or no real evidence.” For Labour, 12 MPs agreed with the former statement, and just one with the latter.

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