Europeans fear climate change more than financial turmoil, poll shows

7 Oct 2011

We were initially surprised by this – we’re all feeling the bite of the recession right now. But however difficult we’re finding it, recessions pass – and many of us have lived through at least one to know that boom inevitably follows bust. This too shall pass. Climate change is a different beast. It’s an unknown quantity, we have nothing to compare it to and according to the Global Humanitarian Forum, it’s directly responsible for the deaths of 300,000 people every year. Added to the human cost is the economic one – financial losses due to climate change add up to $125 billion a year, which is more than all the current aid pledged to help the 300 million people directly threatened by climate change today. Scary stuff indeed.

Read more – The Guardian

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