What does AWG stand for? Ad Hoc Working Group?
So 28% of the 50 sampled have OCD relating to global warming changes. Do they know what causes global warming and do they believe in it?
You have the acronym mixed up.
It's "AGW" not AWG. (AWG is the American Wire Gauge system used to calculate its capacity to carry electrical currents.)
AGW stands for Anthropogenic Global Warming, man made Global Warming. I don't like to call people who believe that most of Global Warming in the 20th Century is man made "warmists" or "alarmists" but I call them AGW Proponents.
The paper states here:
Fourteen of the 50 participants (28%) were identified as having OCD concerns directly related to climate change. The most frequent concerns involved electricity, water and gas wastage. Less frequent concerns included pets dying of thirst and one participant was concerned about house damage due to floors cracking, pipes leaking; roof problems and white ant activity. Compulsions included checking and rechecking pet water bowls, light switches, taps, stoves, skirting boards, pipes, roofs and wooden structures. While these behaviours are not particularly unusual for people with this condition, it was the rationale they provided for carrying them out that was surprising. Instead of checking and rechecking so as to prevent fire or flood, the rituals were specifically performed so as to reduce their global footprint, or respond to climate change-induced negative events.
So it's pretty apparent that this study is addressing AGW Proponents as the 30% of the people surveyed that have Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. Otherwise they probably wouldn't be too concerned with reducing their Carbon Footprints.