Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say
Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.
As smog hangs over Beijing, Chinese cite air pollution as major concern
Beijing experienced more than 200 days of air pollution categorized as “unhealthy” or worse in 2014, including 21 days that were “hazardous.”
Women, more than men, say climate change will harm them personally
In wealthier nations, women are more likely than men to consider climate change a serious problem, be concerned it will harm them personally and say that major lifestyle changes are needed to solve the problem.
People worldwide support a global emissions agreement
But the degree of concern about climate change varies markedly from country to country.
How Americans are – and aren’t – making eco-friendly lifestyle changes
Two-thirds of Americans say people will have to make major changes in the way they live to reduce the effects of climate change, but data on how much people have actually adopted several recommended lifestyle changes paints a very mixed picture.
As American homes get bigger, energy efficiency gains are wiped out
U.S. homes are more energy-efficient per square foot than they used to be. But they’re also bigger, and their increased size offsets most of the efficiency gains.
Majority of Americans say scientists don’t have an ideological slant
64% of Americans perceive scientists as neither liberal nor conservative.
The U.S. isn’t the only nation with big partisan divides on climate change
Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK are among the other countries where there are partisan clashes on climate change issues.
Global Concern About Climate Change
A global median of 54% consider climate change a very serious problem. But there are regional differences on the issue, with the U.S. and China among the least concerned.
The most – and least – energy-intensive nations
The U.S. Virgin Islands is the most “energy intensive” place on Earth — meaning it uses the most energy per unit of GDP — while gambling hub Macau is one of the least.