Greeks are interested in climate change, but not so worried locally

According to a new survey released Thursday, a whopping 95% of Greeks agree on climate change, and more than half believe that these changes pose a very serious threat to humanity.

According to a survey conducted by Focus Bari and YouGov, 52% of respondents saw “many” changes in climate, 33% were “significant”, and only 5% denied this phenomenon.

Interestingly, although 58% consider climate change to be a “very serious problem” for humankind, many consider its impact to be less serious at the local level, across Greece. Only 38% say they are just as serious. 27% in certain areas of the country where they live.

More than 60% of Greeks blame climate change on human activity and are responsible for industry and developing countries such as China and India. On the other hand, all respondents hold the central and local governments responsible for dealing with the impact.

The majority of respondents (71%) believe that climate change and the extreme weather it causes adversely affect people’s physical and mental health.

In addition, only 9% of respondents agreed that it was too late to do anything about it, and 79% said they could help consumers stop the effects of climate change, the majority of respondents. Is trying to fulfill its role for this purpose. ..

Specifically, 78% recycle waste paper, 77% buy energy-efficient equipment, 58% travel by rail or car instead of plane if possible, and 49% buy fruits and vegetables. doing. Season. Another 48% say they are trying to keep the shower length to less than 5 minutes, and 44% prefer to use public transport or bicycles instead of driving a car.

The survey was conducted from May 6th to 15th, with a sample of 2,000 people aged 18 to 64 years.

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