The researchers found support for right-wing parties is strongly linked to scepticism on climate issues and opposition to climate-friendly policies. The study did not find a link between support for left-wing populist parties and climate change denial, but did observe respondents with less interest in political issues were more likely to be climate-change sceptics.
The study, "Is there a link between Climate Change Scepticism and Populism?" by Dr. Pu Yan, Professor Ralph Schroeder, and Sebastian Stier, is the first of its kind to test four hypotheses concerning political attitudes, climate activism, and online media diets and consumption, to see to what extent those variables have an impact on climate change scepticism.
Michele Stirling of Friends of Science: "In 2007 just three years after the SARS epidemic hit, WEF had listed pandemic as a critical risk for global economies. By 2020 climate change hysteria by the wise men and women of the WEF had pushed pandemic off the list.
One reason is that in 2019, WEF surveyed stakeholders to see what other people thought were risks. In their survey of 800 stakeholders, they included 200 global shapers kids. That's literally a quarter of their survey, asking them what the greatest global risks were and all those Greta indoctrinated youth said climate change of course. So that's like asking your babysitter about how to manage your investment portfolio. That's a big fail."