Public concern about the environment has soared amid a series of extreme weather events, warnings from scientists and actions by climate activists, a new study finds. Some 51 per cent of the public fear climate change and other environmental issues such as plastic pollution and habitat loss are set to get worse – up from 37 per cent only a year ago, according to a new survey. And people would like to see the government stepping up its ambitions to tackle the problem. Their concern comes after a global climate strikes inspired by the teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, climate change protests by the Extinction Rebellion activist group, United Nations warnings on the state of the environment and record breaking heatwaves across Europe.
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