Survey reveals worry about climate change among young people
- A new global survey by Bath University, involving 10,000 people aged 16 to 25, illustrates deep anxiety among young people about climate change.
- Nearly 60% of those surveyed reported feeling very or extremely worried about climate change, with more than 45% claiming the worry affects their daily lives.
- Three-quarters claimed that the future was frightening and over half reported thinking that humanity was doomed.
- The authors of the report highlighted that climate anxiety was greatest in nations where government climate policies were weakest and that failure from legislation may be defined as a human rights violation.
- UK responses in the survey reported low levels (28%) of trust in governments and showed that 65% of young people believe that the government is failing them.
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