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IrelandYoung people say climate change is the biggest problem facing Ireland

16:40  15 may  2019
16:40  15 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Young people in Ireland say that climate change is the biggest problem needing to be tackled in the next 20 years, two surveys have revealed. Climate change is the greatest environmental threat humanity has ever faced and the biggest challenge. It is caused by the build up of greenhouse We’re

Geologists say that humans are now pumping the gas into the air much faster than nature has ever done. The refugee flows that have destabilized politics around the world have been traced in part to climate change . Of course, as with almost all other social problems , poor people will be hit first and

Young people say climate change is the biggest problem facing Ireland © Gareth Chaney Collins 15/03/2019 Schoolchildren during a global protest for action to tackle climate change by school children at Leinster House,Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Young people in Ireland say that climate change is the biggest problem needing to be tackled in the next 20 years, two surveys have revealed.

Research conducted by Young Social Innovators and Amárach Research found that 47% of 16-21 year olds believe that climate change is the biggest issue to face their generation.

And 64% believe that they will contribute to climate action during their lifetime.

Young people say climate change is the biggest problem facing Ireland
Gallery by The Atlantic

In a separate survey conducted as part of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, two thirds of this same generation said climate change was a priority area to tackle in the next 20 years.

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That is actually hard to say , which is one reason scientists are urging that emissions be cut; they Another factor: While the climate is changing , people ’s perceptions may be changing faster. By far the biggest factor causing global warming is the burning of fossil fuels for electricity and transportation.

Facing an uncertain future. If it weren’t for climate change , Allison Guy said , she Ms. Mumford, a graduate student in a joint-degree program at Johns Hopkins and Brigham Young Universities, plans “The fact that people are seriously considering not having children because of climate change is all

Around 60% of the people surveyed said that the attitude towards this issue among their peers was “stressed, anxious or depressed”.

Young people say climate change is the biggest problem facing Ireland © Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Climate change protest on O'Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins Only one percent described it as “optimistic”.

And when asked who they felt most listened by, 12% said the Government as their answer.

Young people say climate change is the biggest problem facing Ireland © Gareth Chaney Collins Linda Kelly from Clontarf & Orla McCallion from Cellbridge during a demonstration in front of Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin to demand rapid and ambitious action from the Irish Government to tackle climate change

Considering all other areas answered in the survey, it is believed that climate change is one that young people think they can make a real impact.

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“It is encouraging to see that most people in this very large study recognise that climate change is happening, and that support for the need to tackle it The polling study is the first in-depth climate change research in multiple European nations and involved interviewing more than 1,000 people in

Young people consider climate change to be the world's most serious issue, according to a survey of 31,000 millennials from 186 countries and territories. "By wide margin, millennials (who will be here for decades to come) say climate change is worst problem world faces ," tweeted Bill McKibben

These findings were released with the start of the Young Social Innovators of the Year Awards 2019 where students come up with solutions to Ireland’s most pressing problems.

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