Thursday 4 February 2016

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

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 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.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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