The Arctic ice caps are melting, global leaders are concerned and the United Nations have called for urgent action in regards to climate change but to Americans more than people from any other country, climate change is no biggie.
New research from Ipsos Mori, a polling company based in Britain, concluded that out of the 16,000 people surveyed across 20 countries around the world, Americans are the ones that still deny the impact of climate change the most.
When asked to agree or disagree with the statement, “The climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human activity,” 54 percent of Americans agreed. That’s more than half but the results are still meager compared to 80 percent in India and 93 percent in China.
The opposite question was also asked, seeing if people agreed or disagreed with the fact that climate change was a result of natural cycles. Only 35 percent of Americans disagreed with the statement, the lowest of all nations included in the study.
Among the questions participants were asked, was if they recycle. While in China 92 percent of people recycle as much as possible, in the United States 76 percent recycle only whenever possible and 18 percent throw recyclables in the garbage with the rest of the trash. Still, Russia was the one with the most awful numbers when it comes to recycling with a quarter of people not participating in any program.
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