Climate anxiety grows

As Britain moves towards a new era of clean energy, new research commissioned by National Grid has found that “climate anxiety” is exacerbated by a perceived lack of urgency around addressing the problem and the impact this will have on future generations.

Nearly seven out of ten (69 per cent) who are concerned about climate change said it was because they believe it’s not being addressed urgently enough. Over a third, (38 per cent) of young people said their concerns about climate change would drive them to join a protest, and nearly a fifth (18 per cent) of 18-24-year-olds said they are prepared to skip school or work to do this.

The research also identified a demand for clearer information on what action is being taken to reduce emissions. Nearly three in five (56 per cent) Brits worried about climate change stated that more information from government and businesses about what action is being taken would help address their concerns, and almost half (49 per cent) would like regular reporting on Britain’s progress in tackling climate change.

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