Perceptions of climate change

Most people accept that climate change is happening, but far fewer believe there is scientific consensus.

Researchers led by academics at Cardiff University asked Ipsos MORI to explore public perceptions of climate change in France, Germany, Norway and the UK. More than 80% of the 4,048 polled believed the world’s climate was changing. Some 60% said they were already feeling the effects, with opinion strongest in Norway, at 93%. Figures for France, Germany and the UK were 92%, 83% and 86% respectively.

Although the majority (83%–91%) in ...

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