Poll Finds More Germans Fear Climate Change Than Terrorism

For a time back in 2015, there were widespread concerns that the spike in terrorist attacks in Germany in the aftermath of Angela Merkel's open door policy which admitted 1 million refugees in Germany from the middle east would lead to a popular wave of unrest, perhaps culminating with the unseating of Angela Merkel as Chancellor. It now appears that the Germans had more pressing concerns on their mind like... global warming.

According to a new poll ahead of the German national election in September, Germans are more concerned about the future state of the environment than they are about more headline-grabbing topics like terrorism or the refugee crisis. The survey released on Tuesday conducted by research group Kantar Emnid Institute on behalf of publishing group Funke Mediengruppe found that 71% of respondents said they were personally more concerned about climate change. This worry ranked higher than the possibility of new wars, listed by 65% of survey participants, and also above terror attacks, listed by 63%.

Crime was noted as a worry by 62% of the 1,000 participants surveyed, who were able to list more than one fear.

But the most surprising finding is that less than half of those polled, or 45%, said they were anxious about the immigration of refugees into the country, while the lowest concern was unemployment 33% .

Ironically, as the Local.de points out, while climate change was the biggest concern named by Germans, the topic doesn't seem to be winning any more support for the environment-conscious Green party, which is currently polling at around 8% .

"Environment and climate protection have already greatly mattered to people in Germany for years," Torsten Schneider-Haase, head of political research at Kantar Emnid, explained to the publishing group. "The fight against climate change has been understood as a cross-party effort, and not only associated with the Green party." Plus, he noted that Chancellor Angela Merkel stood out recently as a convincing advocate for battling climate change after she criticized US President Donald Trump for announcing that his country would withdraw from the international Paris climate agreement.

That, or the poll had "sampling" issues similar to the polls that gave Hillary Clinton a 95% probability of winning.

In fact, one can't help but wonder if the entire poll was nothing more than an informercial for Merkel's CDU, with comments such as the following:

The fact that most of those polled did show concern for security issues like wars, crime and terrorist attacks could have an implication for how people ultimately vote in September, Schneider-Haase added.

 

"Security topics play a big role. This pertains to external, internal and social security," said Schneider-Haase.

 

"The classic topics of social equity will not win anyone more votes right now."

Why worry about mundane things that impact everyone on a tangible daily basis when there are icebergs to be rescued?

According to the institute, support for the Union parties is currently polling at 38 percent, while the SPD is at 24 percent.

In some vestige of credibility, the survey at least found differences among respondents according to their political party preferences: supporters of the anti-immigrant AfD party were much more likely to be worried about an influx of refugees at 90 percent, and were also more concerned than the general population about crime (84 percent) as well as terror attacks (72 percent). On the other end of the political spectrum, supporters of Die Linke (The Left Party) were most concerned about old-age poverty (71 percent), new wars (69 percent) and climate change (58 percent).

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Kotzbomber747 (not verified) Manthong Wed, 08/02/2017 - 06:26 Permalink

Zee Germans have been perfectly brainwashed by the left-wing German media.Fostering a guilty feeling about "the environment" serves as the perfect foundation to raise taxes in order to pay for the Socialist Multicultural Utopia that is unfolding in the EUSSR.

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Art Van_Delay (not verified) Kotzbomber747 (not verified) Wed, 08/02/2017 - 06:48 Permalink

The krauts are easily fooled. Jews fool them since before the WWII. After WWII the brainwashing just became more intense.Making them gobble up global warming crap is piece of cake compared with other shit they are served.For fuck sake, they are trying it even with non-slave nations like Australia and almost getting away with it.Australia Weather Bureau Caught Tampering with Climate Numbers to Create an Artificial Warming Trendhttp://dailywesterner.com/news/australia-weather-bureau-caught-tamperin…

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Jubal Early (not verified) Billy the Poet Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:18 Permalink

This is not a poll, it is a case of the (((German Media))) telling the Germans what their masters, chosen by god, want them to believe.The poll was conducted by (((Funke Mediengruppe))):

"Funke Mediengruppe (formerly WAZ-Mediagroup)[1] is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. WAZ-Mediengruppe is privately held by the Funke family and is headquartered in EssenNorth Rhine-Westphalia."

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Slack Jack ACP Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:14 Permalink

More Germans Fear Climate Change Than Terrorism. Gee, I wonder why? Long term half their country will be flooded.

So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of about 80 meters (263 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

The ice sheets have been continuously melting for thousands of years. What is left of them today, is still melting, and will continue to melt. Human caused global warning will cause this remnant to melt significantly faster. This is a big, big, problem.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:

http://preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

Global temperatures are increasing. And by quite a lot each year.

2016 is the hottest year on record for global temperatures.

This is 0.0380 degrees centigrade hotter than the previous record year which was 2015.

0.0380 is a large increase in just one year.

2015 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.1601 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2014.

0.1601 is an absolutely huge increase in just one year (at this rate temperatures would increase by 16 degrees in a century.).

2014 was the hottest year (at that time) for global temperatures.

This was 0.0402 degrees hotter than the previous record year which was 2010.

http://preearth.net/images/temp-anomalies-1880-2017.txt

http://preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

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Koba the Dread Slack Jack Wed, 08/02/2017 - 05:19 Permalink

Blah, blah, blah! Do you really believe any of that crap you just vomited up onto Zero Hedge? If you do, please contact me immediately. I've got a bridge spanning the East River in New York City I need to sell quickly. I can make you a very good deal on it.Note bene: In times of high water (glaciers melting as they are and so on), bridges will become more and more valuable. Like the guy who made 7k last month, you'll want to take advantage of this deal I'm offering.

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PT Slack Jack Wed, 08/02/2017 - 07:07 Permalink

Slack Jack goes to the Trifecta.  Three times in one day (that I have counted).  PT responds with his Trifecta.  Obviously this will all get very tedious for everyone if even one of us keeps it up.  Luckily for ZH, on most days I have more important things to do with my time.  Unfortunately Slack Jack seems to be quite at home stuck on repeat.  Is Slack Jack a bot?Apologies for playing the game but for those who haven't seen it:Is Global Warming real?  Then Global One Child Policy OR ELSE YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS.  The secret to filling a bucket with water is to STOP DRILLING HOLES IN THE BUCKET.  You can make the holes smaller but there is still NO POINT IF YOU KEEP DRILLING HOLES.  Human beings use many resources AND NOT JUST OIL.  You can alleviate the environment in a million different ways, without rations or suffering, IF you limit the human beings.  But you just want the human beings to be on eternal rations.  You just want the human beings to submit to an endless stream of struggle, labour and regulation WHILE THE PROBLEM GETS WORSE ANYWAY.  Each human being needs a minimum amount with which to survive.  There is a point where those holes in the bucket CAN NOT get any smaller.  But you and your kind don't give a shit.  You want to watch more and more people suffer on ever smaller rations WHILE THE PROBLEM GETS WORSE.  You want people to eternally feel guilty for being alive.  Fuck off and die.  Then you will have made your little contribution toward solving the problem.  Unless you have children.Overpopulation always solves itself.  Through a combination of famine, disease and war.  Unless the people figure out a softer way. Save the environment?  Funny how all the proposed methods involve enslaving the many by the few and nothing ends up being saved anyway.  Open your fucking eyes and see what they DON'T do.  See what they DON'T TALK ABOUT.  Save the environment if it involves enslaving the plebs.  Totally ignore the environment if it involves enslaving the plebs.  We're awake to that shit.  Why aren't you? 

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HenryKissinger… (not verified) Jubal Early (not verified) Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:55 Permalink

This is not a poll, it is a case of the (((German Media))) telling the Germans what their masters, chosen by god, want them to believe. The poll was conducted by (((Funke Mediengruppe))):exactly, ALL GERMAN MEDIA is factually all NATO fake newsDie Anstalt here: https://youtu.be/hnH10TfhkOQ wiki here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantik-Br%C3%BCcke and here http://meedia.de/2014/07/29/einstweilige-verfuegung-gegen-die-anstalt-zd...

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Mr 9x19 Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:54 Permalink

as climate change is bullshit ( in sense of raising T° ) by deduction they deserve what happen to em and are definitivly a fucking stupid people,  perfect representation of europ, you tell em they won't pass the century, all they fear about is if they will have food tonight or a better car. fucking die.

Kina Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:54 Permalink

Most Germans have been dumbed down and pussified.They wanted to rule Europe and now cower in their backyards from everything.How else to explain merkle.

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Kina Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:56 Permalink

Forget Climate change and terrorism.The eventual outcome of all things will see Japan, Europe and North America burning ashes.And the remnants of China taking up global hegemony.

Doom and Dust Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:56 Permalink

Germans haven't been jew-primed like the Muricans, nor do they live in the same constant fear of everything.Global Warming, lightning, collapsing buildings, tornados and wildfires are all much bigger threats than terrorism, even if most are negligible.Most terror attacks are fake, managed disasters designed to set Christians against Muslims as was the plan from day one of the latter, i.e. 622AD.

Doom and Dust TBT or not TBT Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:27 Permalink

They always were surrounded by enemies much larger than themselves, why do you think they even needed golems?They may not control (all of) history - even if they pulled an identical trick with communism vs. nationalism in the modern age - but they sure control your fears by managed/staged terrorism.Edit: perhaps ask yourself: What do marxism, leninism, libertarianism, liberalism, capitalism, monetarism, zionism and christianity have in common?

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ludwigvmises Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:58 Permalink

How many Germans have died from terrorism in the last 10 years? Is it 15? 16? That's how many kids get killed in our inner cities each weekend just from random gang related violence. In Germany, it's more likely to die from lightning than to die from gun violence or terrorism.

Teja Der Libertäre Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:24 Permalink

Half true. Germans are complaining about the strange deluges coming down this summer all the time, and point to global warming as the probable cause. They are less disinformed and religiously / ideologically programmed than the US in regards to science and climate change.Also, the Diesel pollution and collution scandal is high on the list, too.The novelty effect of the refugee flood has been lost, and in reality people are not much affected by the refugees. Also, there is a young-old divide - young people have grown up with immigrants as school mates, as there is not that much geographic segregation. Old people see the "Decline of the West" as soon as they have to share a bus with Muslims, young Germans share their beer with young immigrants.

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kellys_eye ludwigvmises Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:25 Permalink

This isn't about terrorism.  This is about the exponential growth of foreign cultures (yes, exactly like a disease) in your own country.The cAGW scaremongering is about 'future catastrophe' - this is even more applicable in the immigration sense.  If you can believe the fairy story of cAGW you can't deny the cultural catastrophe that is to come - can you?

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