The UN Climate Change Conference convened today in Warsaw with a call for governments to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The talks begin against a public opinion backdrop in which fewer Americans see global climate change as a major threat than do people in most other regions.
Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a "very big" problem in their country.
China and the U.S., the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, are among the least worried about climate change.
The Chinese public is increasingly worried about the quality of the country’s air and water. There is also widespread concern about inflation, inequality and corruption, and the safety of consumer goods and food.
Four-in-ten Americans see global climate change as a major threat to the U.S., fewer than publics in other countries.