According to a survey conducted by Yale University in February of last year, only a meager 28% of Albertans think that the Earth is getting warmer mostly because of human activities. In fact, only in Quebec do the majority of citizens agree that humans are the primary cause of climate change.
2/3rds of Albertans agree that the earth is getting warmer, however, the central viewpoint of Alberta’s NDP is that humans are the primary driver of global warming – an assertion reinforced by Premier Notley when she boldly proclaimed during the climate change review panel conference: “Climate change is real: it is caused by human activity.”
According to the vast majority Albertans, the science behind climate change is not settled–at least based on the NDP’s belief. If anything, the telling survey suggests the province should re-open (if it ever was open) the debate on humans’ effect on climate change.