10 Oct '11, 6pm

Europeans Fear Climate Change More than Economic Crisis: New Poll

Photo: out of ideas via Flickr/CC BY Europeans seem to understand the severity of the threat posed by climate change a bit better than we Americans do. A new poll shows that the majority of Europeans consider it the second gravest problem facing the world, right after poverty. Those crazy Euro folk evidently think global warming is even more of a threat than the current economic crisis -- and remember, Europe is in the throes of what could potentially be a much more calamitous financial meltdown than the one we're facing on this side of the pond ... 68% of Europeans rate climate change as a "very serious" problem, according to the Eurobarometer poll (pdf). The Guardian reports that the poll suggests that the majority of the public in the European Union consider global warming to be one of the world's most serious problems, with one-fifth saying it is the single most seriou...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/europeans_fear_cl...

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