Most Norwegians do not believe that the coronavirus will lead to a long-lasting climate effect

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In the short term, two out of three Norwegians believe that the coronavirus pandemic will reduce global climate challenges. According to a survey, however, the case is different in the long run.

In a survey by Opinion, 2,500 Norwegians were asked what effect they believe the virus has on the climate challenges.

Almost two out of three Norwegians (64 per cent) believe the corona pandemic has a positive climate effect in the short term. 18 per cent answer no and another 18 per cent do not know.

The majority (54 per cent) do not believe that the virus will have a long-lasting effect on the climate, 24 per cent do not know, while 22 per cent think it can have an effect.

According to Senior Adviser Nora Clausen, the answers may be related to the fact that Norwegians expect that many countries will try to quickly resume their own economy as soon as the epidemic is under control, and that this is given higher priority than the climate challenges.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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