A majority of Brits are taking personal steps to “combat climate change”, but only a small minority are embracing measures such as reducing air travel or switching to electric vehicles that can deliver big emissions savings. That is the headline finding from a new YouGov survey of nearly 1,700 adults commissioned by PR agency Hanover Communications, which reveals significant public concern over escalating climate threats. Echoing a host of recent polls, the survey found that that 59 per cent of the population believe climate change presents the biggest risk to the future of the planet when presented with a list of potential risks. Concern over climate change far outstripped other issues, with just 12 per cent selecting nuclear war as the “biggest risk to Earth’s future”, and only five and seven per cent highlighting the misuse of artificial intelligence and biotechnology, respectively.
Business Green 19th Feb 2020 read more »