Eight out of ten Norwegians worried about climate change

Eight out of ten Norwegians worried about climate changeLake St Lucia is almost completely dry due to drought conditions in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, northeast of Durban, South Africa February 25, 2016.Photo: REUTERS/Rogan Ward.

A survey conducted by WWF shows that 78 percent of Norwegians are worried about how climate change will affect them and future generations.
More than half of respondents, 52 percent, say they think about climate change at least once a week, newspaper Dagsavisen.
A solid majority of the respondents said they are willing to help curb climate change. 74 percent are prepared to help keep global warming below 2 degrees, which is also the goal of climate agreement from Paris last year. And we are already in the process of changing our behaviors. 56 percent say they are driving in their cars less often than before, 33 percent have introduced energy conservation measures at home, and 29 percent eat less meat.
The study was done in advance of the climate marker Earth Hour, where people are encouraged to turn off the lights for one hour starting at 20.30 this Saturday. Last year the hour was observed in 172 countries. 1.6 million Norwegians turned out the light.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today