There’s a new Pew survey of opinion on climate change in different countries. There are quite a lot of interesting findings there. What struck me was a very sharp drop in the number of people who believe that “global climate change is a very serious problem” in China, from 41% in 2010 to just 18% in 2015. Concern has also dropped in Russia, Korea and Japan, but risen modestly in the US and France.
They find climate concern to be highest in Latin America and Africa. They also look at the left-right divide on climate, which is very strong in the US, but less strong in the UK.
Support for renewable energy was found to be high in Brazil but low in South Africa and Russia.
I’ve just looked at how the Guardian reports it, and I’m surprised to see their headline is almost the same as mine!