Study: Those Concerned About Global Warming Use More Electricity


A government study in the UK found a correlation between people who have a greater degree of concern over global warming and elevated levels of electricity use:

People who claim to worry about climate change use more electricity than those who do not, a Government study has found. Those who say they are concerned about the prospect of climate change consume more energy than those who say it is “too far into the future to worry about,” the study commissioned by the Department for Energy and Climate Change found.

Peter Lilley, a Conservative member of the Commons Energy and Climate Change committee, said: “The survey exposes the hypocrisy of many who claim to be ‘green’: the greater the concern people express about global warming the less they do to reduce their energy usage.”

Mark Perry notes that this trend certainly holds true for Al Gore:


As Glenn Reynolds is fond of saying, I’ll believe global warming is a crisis when those who say it is a crisis start acting like it.