[OPE] The pollution of the wealthy in Britain?

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@telfort.nl>
Date: Sat Dec 05 2009 - 06:21:01 EST

The BBC's Politics Show has obtained research which suggests that
ironically, the people who talk most about tackling climate change are the
worst polluters. Data analysts Experian have broken the UK population into
10 different categories. They range from the self-explanatory,
"eco-evangelists" to the equally blunt, "wasteful and unconvinced".
"Confused but well-behaved" and "too busy to change" are somewhere in
between. Experian have found a direct link between wealth and willingness to
embrace a green agenda; those most concerned about climate change tend to
live in the wealthiest parts of the country. But here's the rub. The company
has also found that the richest constituencies... are also the most
polluting [in terms of CO2 emissions].

(Since the BBC refuses to make available technical details of their surveys,
you cannot take their reports very seriously, but it's an interesting
idea -JB).

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