People worldwide want action on climate change | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, December 07, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, December 07, 2009

People worldwide want action on climate change

Most people worldwide believe climate change is a very serious problem that their governments must tackle, a poll said yesterday, as the landmark Copenhagen summit on the issue was set to get under way.
However the poll of more than 24,000 people also showed concern about rising global temperatures from man-made emissions has dropped in the United States and China -- the world's two biggest polluters.
Sixty-four percent of people think climate change is a "very serious" problem, up from 44 percent of those polled in 1998, according to the GlobeScan survey conducted for Britain's BBC World Service.
"The poll shows strong worldwide support for action on climate change, in spite of the recession," GlobeScan chairman Doug Miller said.
"However, the mixed opinions in the United States and China suggest leadership in Copenhagen may need to come from others," he said.
Despite the global economic downturn, 61 percent worldwide support government investment to address the issue, even if it meant that it harmed their national economy, the poll conducted in 23 countries said.

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