The Sense Of A Climate Threat Grows
Climate Change Seen as World's Greatest Threat; Fears over U.S. power and influence record the greatest jump in a public opinion study conducted in 26 countries.
Sintia Radu, February 10, 2019 (U.S. News and World Report)
“Climate change is seen as the greatest threat to international security, according to a sweeping new survey of public opinion in 26 countries that also cites worries about cyberattacks, terrorism, North Korea, Russia – and the United States…[P]eople surveyed in 13 of the countries view climate change as the top international threat…In eight countries, terrorism – specifically the Islamic State militant group – is seen as the top global threat…[P]eople in four countries, including the U.S. and Japan, rate cyberattacks as the top risk…
…[I]n 2013, before the Paris climate agreement was signed, an average of 56 percent of people in 23 countries listed global warming as a top threat...[But France, Mexico, the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Spain, Canada, Kenya, Poland and South Africa have recorded big] increases in public concern…[In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] warned of serious short- and long-term concerns about the impact of climate change…[and] said people around the world need to make immediate changes in the way they eat, travel and live or face even more extreme weather…[The] past 18 years have been the warmest on record for the planet since the 1850s, when measurements began. Scientists say greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas, are the primary causes…” click here for more