Brits ‘among least concerned about climate change’

The British public is more concerned about population growth than climate change. A new survey of 18,000 people in 17 countries in Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East and Australia […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The British public is more concerned about population growth than climate change.

A new survey of 18,000 people in 17 countries in Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East and Australia revealed the UK is among the least concerned about the threat posed by climate change.

It is however considered the third most serious issue facing the world by the global population (12.8%) behind international terrorism, hunger and lack of drinking water.

The YouGov survey found climate change in the UK has a share of concern of 10.8%, two points behind the global average and above only the US (9.2%) and Saudi Arabia (5.7%).

People in Hong Kong, Denmark and Sweden were found to be the most concerned, it added.

A deal to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C was set in December last year.