A majority (56%) of Canadians say climate change is harming people now, while only 41% of Americans agree.
When it comes to potential trade-offs between the environment and the economy, most Americans say stricter environmental regulations are worth the cost, while fewer say stricter environmental regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy.
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.
Beijing experienced more than 200 days of air pollution categorized as “unhealthy” or worse in 2014, including 21 days that were “hazardous.”
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.
But the degree of concern about climate change varies markedly from country to country.
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.
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.
64% of Americans perceive scientists as neither liberal nor conservative.
Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK are among the other countries where there are partisan clashes on climate change issues.