"The biggest ever opinion poll on climate change has found two-thirds of
people think it is a “global emergency”.
The survey shows people across the world support climate action and
gives politicians a clear mandate to take the major action needed,
according to the UN organisation that carried out the poll.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) questioned 1.2 million people in 50
countries, many of them young.
While younger people showed the greatest concern, with 69% of those aged
14-18 saying there is a climate emergency, 58% of those over 60 agreed,
suggesting there is not a huge generational divide.
Even when climate action required significant changes in their own
country, majorities still backed the measures.
In nations where fossil fuels are a major source of emissions, people
strongly supported renewable energy, including the US (65% in favour),
Australia (76%) and Russia (51%)."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "now US finally back on board, let’s do it"
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