'Biggest shift yet' in British public's attitude to risks of climate change

Survey question 1: What would you say will be the most important issue facing the UK in the next 20 years?

Britons believe climate change is one of the most important issues facing the country in the next 20 years, according to research led by Cardiff University.

A wide-ranging survey examining social attitudes to the risks and impacts of climate change suggested the issue was now second only to Brexit for the British public.
The survey, carried out by a team of researchers from Cardiff University and Climate Outreach, also highlighted rising public concern about storms, flooding and, in particular, heatwaves, and suggested strong support for policies to address these.
“This is a remarkable shift in British public opinion—the biggest change we’ve seen in recent years,” said Professor Nick Pidgeon, from Cardiff University’s School of Psychology, who led the…

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