Nearly three-quarters of residents of countries with some of the world’s most advanced economies worry that climate change will one day create suffering in their own lives, according to a far-reaching survey published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.
The findings, based on responses from a representative sample of nearly 20,000 people in 17 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia, underscore growing concerns about global warming — and how even wealthy nations can no longer avoid the worsening consequences.
“There are multiple data points showing that people do seem to be increasingly concerned about this issue on a global level,” Jacob Poushter, a co-author of Tuesday’s report and associate director of research at Pew, said in an interview. . .
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