UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — 40 percent of Russians consider global warming a far-fetched problem. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM).
The survey found that another 52 percent considered climate change a serious threat.
As the head of VTsIOM Valery Fedorov noted, 40 percent is a “giant figure”.
“This means that, despite (environmental activist advocating the fight against climate change – Ed.) Greta Tunberg , the general hysteria about global climate change and the super-warm Moscow winter, we still have 40% of the population who don’t believe in global warming,” – said Fedorov.
According to him, this is an “important aspect of social reality” that any force – political, social or cultural – will have to deal with if this force considers global warming a real problem.
The study also showed that up to 70 percent of respondents are not ready to overpay for goods and services, even if they are sure that the money will go to the development of alternative energy.
However, the majority of respondents (94 percent) are ready to plant trees personally if such an action takes place in their place of residence.
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