Norwegians have never been more worried about the climate, new survey shows

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For the first time, half of Norwegians say that they are worried about climate change, a new survey shows.

In November, 53% of Norwegians answered that they were “worried” or “very worried” about climate change. That is the highest proportion since the survey started eight years ago, the newspaper Vårt Land writes.

The proportion of worried people has increased from 44% in January to 53% in November.

“It peaked in August, after several natural disasters and a lot of extreme weather throughout the summer, with the sixth report from the UN Climate Panel. It came in the run-up to the election campaign and meant that the election campaign was very much about climate,” senior researcher Åsta Dyrnes Nordø at the University of Bergen stated.

Together with health, the climate issue has developed into the most important political issue for people, the survey shows.

Between 8,000 and 10,000 Norwegians have responded to the survey conducted by the Norwegian Citizens’ Panel at the University of Bergen.

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