Four in 10 Brits ‘reluctant to help tackle climate change’

Four in 10 people in Britain are “reluctant” to make personal changes to help combat climate change. That’s despite 82% of the 2,000 people surveyed saying they are concerned about […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Four in 10 people in Britain are “reluctant” to make personal changes to help combat climate change.

That’s despite 82% of the 2,000 people surveyed saying they are concerned about the impact climate change will have on the UK, a new study claims.

It adds 71% of them stated their biggest fear is climate change costing them money.

The news follows the global agreement reached by world leaders to limit warming to well below 2°C at COP21 in Paris last year.

Luc Graré, Senior Vice President of solar panels manufacturer REC, which conducted the survey said: “Small changes can already make a big difference. By consciously reducing electricity usage Brits can support the UK in adhering to its national commitment of meeting its 15% renewable share in the electricity mix by 2020.

“We are crucially losing this battle against global warming but it is not too late to start making a difference and begin to slow the rate down.”

Another research recently found Brits are among the “least concerned” about climate change.