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Professional Background & Attitude to Climate

Welcome.

This survey is being undertaken by the Scottish Climate & Energy Forum to understand more about those engaged in the climate debate.

The majority of questions are optional. Those which are not are marked with an asterisk. However please complete as many as you are able.

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There are 27 questions in this survey

 

[]How often do you read "sceptic" blogs which are generally sceptical of manmade warming such as Watts Up With That, Climate Depot, Harmless Sky, The GWPF, Jo Nova, Climate Audit, Stephen Goddard, Bishop Hill, Tallbloke's Talkshop, EIKE, etc.

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Never Never
  • Infrequently Infrequently
  • Monthly Monthly
  • Weekly Weekly
  • Daily or whenever updated Daily or whenever updated

[]How often do you read blogs that are in general convinced that manmade warming is a problem such as Skeptical Science, Real Climate, DeSmogBlog, Celsias, George Monbiot, The Carbon Brief, Cliff Mass, Tamino's Open Mind, Climate Ark or Hotwhopper, etc.

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Never Never
  • Infrequently Infrequently
  • Monthly Monthly
  • Weekly Weekly
  • Daily or whenever updated Daily or whenever updated

More articles

[]What subjects would you like to see covered more or in more detail on the climate blogs?

Please write your answer here:

 

Main Work

[]What has been your main working occupation? *

Please select between 1 and 2 answers


Please choose all that apply:

  • Science (including teaching) Science (including teaching)
  • Engineering (including teaching) Engineering (including teaching)
  • Teaching (not in science or engineering) Teaching (not in science or engineering)
  • Management, administration. Management, administration.
  • Politician, lobbyist, other political. Politician, lobbyist, other political.
  • Accountant, banker, or similar financial Accountant, banker, or similar financial
  • Government Government
  • Doctor, nurse, social worker or other healthcare Doctor, nurse, social worker or other healthcare
  • Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism Hospitality, leisure, sport & tourism
  • Journalist, broadcaster, other media Journalist, broadcaster, other media
  • Retail, marketing executive, sales Retail, marketing executive, sales
  • Transportation Transportation
  • Law Law
  • Other:
     

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[]Where have you mainly worked? *

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Public sector Public sector
  • Private (>1000 employees) Private (>1000 employees)
  • Private (100-1000 employees) Private (100-1000 employees)
  • Private (10-99 employees) Private (10-99 employees)
  • Private (1-9 employees) Private (1-9 employees)

[]

What is the highest level of qualifications you hold?

Please choose only one of the following:

  • School certificate School certificate
  • Vocational (equivalent to HND, HNC, DEUG or associate degree) Vocational (equivalent to HND, HNC, DEUG or associate degree)
  • University degree University degree
  • Post graduate Post graduate
  • OtherOther
     

Qualifications

What is your highest education or training qualification in the following areas?

(Post school: is training, education of self-teaching to to better than school qualification level including modules within a degree course.)

[]

Please tick any of the following areas where you have received formal post-school education or training

Please choose all that apply:

  • Climatology 	  	  	  	  	 Climatology
  • Geology or other earth science 	Geology or other earth science
  • Environmental studies Environmental studies
  • Computer programming 	Computer programming
  • Biology or other life science. 	 Biology or other life science.
  • Economics Economics
  • Philosophy 	 Philosophy
  • Physics /Chemistry Physics /Chemistry
  • Mathematics Mathematics
  • Engineering Engineering
  • Architecture/Planning Architecture/Planning
  • Medical sciences Medical sciences
  • Arts/History/Languages Arts/History/Languages
  • Business/Law/Accounting Business/Law/Accounting
  • Education Education
  • Social Studies Social Studies
  • Other:
     

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[]Have you worked in science for more than one year? *

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was NOT 'Science (including teaching)' at question '4 [Q01]' (What has been your main working occupation?)

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Yes Yes
  • No No

Science

[]How many years have you worked in science

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was NOT 'No' at question '8 [Q05]' (Have you worked in science for more than one year?)

Please choose only one of the following:

  • 1 year 1 year
  • 2 - 3 years 2 - 3 years
  • 4 - 7 years 4 - 7 years
  • 8 - 15 years 8 - 15 years
  • 16+ years 16+ years

[]Which of the following areas of science have you worked in for at least a year?

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was NOT 'No' at question '8 [Q05]' (Have you worked in science for more than one year?)

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Laboratory work Laboratory work
  • Teaching Teaching
  • Research Research
  • Field work Field work
  • OtherOther
     

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[]Have you worked in engineering for more than one year?

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was NOT 'Engineering (including teaching)' at question '4 [Q01]' (What has been your main working occupation?)

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Yes Yes
  • No No

Engineering

[]How many years have you worked in Engineering

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was NOT 'No' at question '11 [Q08]' (Have you worked in engineering for more than one year?)

Please choose only one of the following:

  • 1 year 1 year
  • 2 - 3 years 2 - 3 years
  • 4 - 7 years 4 - 7 years
  • 8 - 15 years 8 - 15 years
  • 16+ years 16+ years

[]Which of the following engineering areas have you worked in for at least a year?

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was NOT 'No' at question '11 [Q08]' (Have you worked in engineering for more than one year?)

Please choose all that apply:

  • Computer programmer, information technologist, etc. Computer programmer, information technologist, etc.
  • Design Design
  • Light (electronics, instrumentation) Light (electronics, instrumentation)
  • Heavy (industrial) Heavy (industrial)
  • Manufacturing Manufacturing
  • Teaching Teaching
  • Power Power
  • Civil & construction. Civil & construction.
  • Other:
     

Global Warming

Regarding the question of CO2 causing a change in surface temperature, how strongly do you agree with the following:

If none of the columns are valid please leave blank.

[]Please say whether you agree or disagree with the following statements

Please choose the appropriate response for each item:

  Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
CO2 will cause catastrophic global warming
The level of CO2 in the atmosphere is increasing
Man-made sources have increased global levels of CO2
CO2 is a greenhouse gas.
Over the 20th century there was warming of average global temperatures
Climate varies naturally

Job

[]Please indicate how strongly you agree with the following statements about your most recent job.

Please choose the appropriate response for each item:

  Strongly disagreeDisagreeNeutralAgreeStrongly agree
I do not to like to stand out or be unconventional.
I prefer to work as part of a group
At work, I often take over projects and steer them my way without worrying about what other people think
My colleagues should work together more
I like a lot of guidance so that I am very clear about what to do in work.
I sometimes tell others to stop thinking negatively about their work
I usually know what is needed to be done at work
I rarely need or want any assistance and like to put my own stamp on work that I do.
It is important colleagues say they appreciate my work
I usually do what is expected of me and follow instructions carefully.
I usually understand what colleagues need from me
I get annoyed if superiors or colleagues take credit for my work.
I am happy when my colleagues succeed even if I do not.
I like to test boundaries and get into areas where few have worked before.
I like challenges that stretch my abilities and get bored with things I can do quite easily.
I like working where the rules are clear.

Politics1

[]Excluding the issues of climate & energy, compared to other people, how interested do you think you are you in politics?

Please choose only one of the following:

  • much less interested than other people much less interested than other people
  • less interested than other people less interested than other people
  • about average about average
  • more interested than other people more interested than other people
  • much more interested than other people much more interested than other people

[]Excluding the issue of climate & energy, compared to other people, how interested do you think your friends are in politics?

Please choose only one of the following:

  • much less interested than other people much less interested than other people
  • less interested than other people less interested than other people
  • about average about average
  • more interested than other people more interested than other people
  • much more interested than other people much more interested than other people

Politics2

[]What best describes your voting pattern

Please choose only one of the following:

  • I strongly believe the party I support is right and will always vote for it. I strongly believe the party I support is right and will always vote for it.
  • I have chosen my party and am unlikely to change. I have chosen my party and am unlikely to change.
  • I sometimes weigh up the issues but I often know which party I will vote for. I sometimes weigh up the issues but I often know which party I will vote for.
  • I usually weigh up the issues and then decide which party to vote for. I usually weigh up the issues and then decide which party to vote for.
  • I only vote on the issues. I only vote on the issues.
  • I don't vote. I don't vote.

[]If a party that you do not normally vote for had a policy on energy or climate which you agreed with, would you:

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Definitely vote for them. Definitely vote for them.
  • Likely vote for them. Likely vote for them.
  • Possibly vote for them if other polices are OK. Possibly vote for them if other polices are OK.
  • Consider them but other policies are more important Consider them but other policies are more important
  • Never consider voting for them Never consider voting for them
  • I don't vote I don't vote

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Drag the items below to rank them, placing highest those that are most trustworthy.

Place those you would trust most at the top and those least at the bottom.

[]

Drag the items below to rank them, placing highest those that are most trustworthy.

Place those you would trust most at the top and those least at the bottom.

Please number each box in order of preference from 1 to 6

  •  
     A medical association reports a flu epidemic.
  •  
     Your doctor says there is a flu epidemic.
  •  
     A newspaper reports a flu epidemic
  •  
     A government scientist reports a flu epidemic.
  •  
     An academic journal reports a flu epidemic
  •  
     You obtain data and work out there is a flu epidemic.

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[]What is your sex

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Female Female
  • Male Male

[]What is your age?

Please choose only one of the following:

  • 0 - 17 0 - 17
  • 18 - 29 18 - 29
  • 30 - 39 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59 50 - 59
  • 60 - 69 60 - 69
  • 70+ 70+

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[]Where was your main childhood home

Please choose only one of the following:

  • United States United States
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Afghanistan Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • American Samoa American Samoa
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Angola Angola
  • Anguilla Anguilla
  • Antarctica Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Armenia Armenia
  • Aruba Aruba
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas Bahamas
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belarus Belarus
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Belize Belize
  • Benin Benin
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana Botswana
  • Bouvet Island Bouvet Island
  • Brazil Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Cameroon Cameroon
  • Canada Canada
  • Cape Verde Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Chad Chad
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Christmas Island Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands Cocos Islands
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Comoros Comoros
  • Congo Congo
  • Cook Islands Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Cyprus Cyprus
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Djibouti Djibouti
  • Dominica Dominica
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Egypt Egypt
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea Eritrea
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
  • Fiji Fiji
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • French Guiana French Guiana
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Gambia Gambia
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Ghana Ghana
  • Gibraltar Gibraltar
  • Greece Greece
  • Greenland Greenland
  • Grenada Grenada
  • Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
  • Guam Guam
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guinea Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana Guyana
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Heard Island and McDonald Islands Heard Island and McDonald Islands
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Iran Iran
  • Iraq Iraq
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Jordan Jordan
  • Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  • Kenya Kenya
  • Kiribati Kiribati
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos Laos
  • Latvia Latvia
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Lesotho Lesotho
  • Liberia Liberia
  • Libya Libya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Macao Macao
  • Madagascar Madagascar
  • Malawi Malawi
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Maldives Maldives
  • Mali Mali
  • Malta Malta
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Martinique Martinique
  • Mauritania Mauritania
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Mayotte Mayotte
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Micronesia Micronesia
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Montserrat Montserrat
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • Myanmar Myanmar
  • Namibia Namibia
  • Nauru Nauru
  • Nepal Nepal
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles
  • New Caledonia New Caledonia
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Niger Niger
  • Nigeria Nigeria
  • Norfolk Island Norfolk Island
  • North Korea North Korea
  • Norway Norway
  • Oman Oman
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Palau Palau
  • Palestinian Territory Palestinian Territory
  • Panama Panama
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Pitcairn Pitcairn
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Romania Romania
  • Russian Federation Russian Federation
  • Rwanda Rwanda
  • Saint Helena Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa Samoa
  • San Marino San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal Senegal
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Seychelles Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
  • Somalia Somalia
  • South Africa South Africa
  • South Georgia South Georgia
  • South Korea South Korea
  • Spain Spain
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • Sudan Sudan
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland Swaziland
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • Tanzania Tanzania
  • Thailand Thailand
  • The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Timor-Leste Timor-Leste
  • Togo Togo
  • Tokelau Tokelau
  • Tonga Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu Tuvalu
  • Uganda Uganda
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu Vanuatu
  • Vatican City Vatican City
  • Venezuela Venezuela
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara Western Sahara
  • Yemen Yemen
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

[]For the US please also give the state

Only answer this question if the following conditions are met:
Answer was 'United States' at question '23 [Q24]' (Where was your main childhood home)

Please choose only one of the following:

  • AL Alabama - Montgomery AL Alabama - Montgomery
  • AK Alaska - Juneau AK Alaska - Juneau
  • AZ Arizona - Phoenix AZ Arizona - Phoenix
  • AR Arkansas - Little Rock AR Arkansas - Little Rock
  • CA California - Sacramento CA California - Sacramento
  • CO Colorado - Denver CO Colorado - Denver
  • CT Connecticut - Hartford CT Connecticut - Hartford
  • DE Delaware - Dover DE Delaware - Dover
  • FL Florida - Tallahassee FL Florida - Tallahassee
  • GA Georgia - Atlanta GA Georgia - Atlanta
  • HI Hawaii - Honolulu HI Hawaii - Honolulu
  • ID Idaho - Boise ID Idaho - Boise
  • IL Illinois - Springfield IL Illinois - Springfield
  • IN Indiana - Indianapolis IN Indiana - Indianapolis
  • IA Iowa - Des Moines IA Iowa - Des Moines
  • KS Kansas - Topeka KS Kansas - Topeka
  • KY Kentucky - Frankfort KY Kentucky - Frankfort
  • LA Louisiana - Baton Rouge LA Louisiana - Baton Rouge
  • ME Maine - Augusta ME Maine - Augusta
  • MD Maryland - Annapolis MD Maryland - Annapolis
  • MA Massachusetts - Boston MA Massachusetts - Boston
  • MI Michigan - Lansing MI Michigan - Lansing
  • MN Minnesota - Saint Paul MN Minnesota - Saint Paul
  • MS Mississippi - Jackson MS Mississippi - Jackson
  • MO Missouri - Jefferson City MO Missouri - Jefferson City
  • MT Montana - Helena MT Montana - Helena
  • NE Nebraska - Lincoln NE Nebraska - Lincoln
  • NV Nevada - Carson City NV Nevada - Carson City
  • NH New Hampshire - Concord NH New Hampshire - Concord
  • NJ New Jersey - Trenton NJ New Jersey - Trenton
  • NM New Mexico - Santa Fe NM New Mexico - Santa Fe
  • NY New York - Albany NY New York - Albany
  • NC North Carolina - Raleigh NC North Carolina - Raleigh
  • ND North Dakota - Bismarck ND North Dakota - Bismarck
  • OH Ohio - Columbus OH Ohio - Columbus
  • OK Oklahoma - Oklahoma City OK Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
  • OR Oregon - Salem OR Oregon - Salem
  • PA Pennsylvania - Harrisburg PA Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
  • RI Rhode Island - Providence RI Rhode Island - Providence
  • SC South Carolina - Columbia SC South Carolina - Columbia
  • SD South Dakota - Pierre SD South Dakota - Pierre
  • TN Tennessee - Nashville TN Tennessee - Nashville
  • TX Texas - Austin TX Texas - Austin
  • UT Utah - Salt Lake City UT Utah - Salt Lake City
  • VT Vermont - Montpelier VT Vermont - Montpelier
  • VA Virginia - Richmond VA Virginia - Richmond
  • WA Washington - Olympia WA Washington - Olympia
  • WV West Virginia - Charleston WV West Virginia - Charleston
  • WI Wisconsin - Madison WI Wisconsin - Madison
  • WY Wyoming - Cheyenne WY Wyoming - Cheyenne

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[]Do the answers you gave in this survey honestly reflect your views?

Please choose only one of the following:

  • Yes Yes
  • No No

[]To help detect fake entries, please type something random in the box below:

Please write your answer here:

 

[]Finally, if you have any other comments please add them below.

Please write your answer here:

 

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