A recent BBC pole conducted in 21 countries found that people by and large are more willing than their governments to do what it takes to address climate change.
According to the BBC, 83% of respondents throughout the world agreed that individuals would definitely or probably have to make lifestyle changes to reduce the amount of climate-changing gases they produce. Some 70% said they were ready to make personal sacrifices.
You can read the results of their pole here, and participate in our own, small poll in the top right hand corner of this blog.
The United Nations Global Environment Outlook Report makes it very clear what is at stake.
With its Geo-4 report, the United Nations tells us that most aspects of the Earth's natural environment are in decline; and that the decline will affect us, the planet's human inhabitants, in some pretty important ways.....the report covers the whole range of environmental issues, and the links between them... In these climate-obsessed times, it is often forgotten that issues like forestry, fresh water supplies, agriculture, biodiversity, and the spread of desert land all connect to each other and to climate change.
Are you ready to take action? Here are 10 Simple Things You Can Do.
Want to ge more involved? Then visit the Climate At Crisis site, and see what you can do personally, locally, nationally and internationally to promote change.
It's in your hands.
Billions Face Climate Change Risk
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