A new poll indicates that two out of three Europeans see climate change as a more serious problem than the global economic crisis. Sixty-eight percent of those polled saw climate change as a very serious problem (up from 64 percent in 2009), while 80 percent saw it as either ‘very serious’ or ‘fairly serious’.
Maybe it is because the rich are getting richer and many see the climate as an easier thing to fix than the current economic market, but it seems that many Europeans are more concerned about the glaciers than national debt.
“It is striking that the public is even more concerned about climate change than it was in the run-up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference. In particular, the fact that more than three out of four Europeans see improving energy efficiency as a way to create new jobs is a strong signal to Europe’s decision makers,” said Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, speaking to TG Daily.
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