Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, poll suggestsBy Matt McGrathThere's growing concern among citizens all over the world about climate change, according to a new global poll.But respondents had very different attitudes to the level of urgency required to tackle the problem.
Big majorities in poorer countries strongly agreed with tackling climate change with the same vigour as Covid-19.
However in richer nations, the support for rapid action was far more muted.
Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales has warned
The poll, carried out by Globescan, provides fresh evidence that people the world over remain very concerned about climate change, despite the pandemic and subsequent economic impact.
Across the 27 countries surveyed, around 90% of people saw climate change as a very serious or somewhat serious problem.