Climate change – young people freaking out. BBC report.

A global survey on how young people are feeling about climate change.

From the BBC website,

The survey was carried out by the data analytics firm Kantar in the UK, Finland, France, the US, Australia, Portugal, Brazil, India, the Philippines and Nigeria. It’s under peer review on open access.

Young people were asked their views on the following statements:

  • People have failed to care for the planet: 83% agreed globally, UK 80%
  • The future is frightening: 75%, UK 72%
  • Governments are failing young people: 65%, UK 65%
  • Governments can be trusted: 31%, UK 28%

…and we are talking 16 to 25 years of age. I don’t think there has been a time in history when 56% of young people around the planet believed “humanity is doomed”. (Further up in the report.) OK adults and politicians and ‘captains of industry’ – what are you going to do about it? Further delay with promises of miracle technologies, and more ‘targets’ than a firing range?

Link to the article below.