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Are you worried about climate change?

Covid 19 may have been preoccupying the world this year but the threat of global warming through climate change has not gone away.

As Earth’s climate continues to warm the intensity and number of storms increase, droughts and heatwaves become more common, cold snaps more severe and sea levels rise.

With unprecedented snow seen in Texas recently and apocalyptic wildfires in Australia last year, our climate is so obviously changing.

Over the past 10 years Britain has experienced wetter winters and hotter summers. Amongst other effects, there has been devastating flooding, burning moorland, scorched farmlands, coastal erosion, changes in flower and plant blooming times.

Research suggests that we can help to reduce climate change by reducing our carbon footprint. Here are some ways we can do just that:

  • Choose organic and local seasonal foods
  • Eat less red meat
  • Reduce food waste and compost wherever possible
  • Wash clothes at 30 degrees
  • Buy second hand rather than new clothes and used or recycled items whenever possible
  • Avoid excess packaging when buying
  • Support and buy from companies that are environmentally responsible
  • Switch off lights and unplug devices when not in use
  • Insulate your home and switch to energy efficient LED light bulbs
  • Drive less or better still, if you’re looking to buy a new car then consider purchasing a hybrid or electric vehicle.

How worried are you about climate change? Do you think about your carbon footprint?

Are you worried about climate change?

212 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Yes No

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Carobyloch
4 days ago
2
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Yes, I'm really very very worried about climate change. I believe that we are on a downward slide to the end of the world...and the
worst thing is that we've brought it on ourselves.
We were given this beautiful and lush planet inhabited by lots of different species .. all we had to do was nuture and love it - and what happens ? We have destroyed it !
More and more material things and more and more greed appears to be what humans aspire to and I feel so desperately sorry for all the poor innocent animals who are condemned to death and extinction as a result of human greed.
I totally agree with 'BirdofParadise' - I'm glad I'm old and I won't be around to see the end of the world, because coming it certainly is.......
viking
4 days ago
0
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Yes we are coming to the end of this planet [but not in our lifetimes ]
You will be able to track speed, direction, future dangers etc in "Astronomy News ". Hope this may put things in perspective.
Bald123
5 days ago
1
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Yes I am really worried about it. When I see people like David Attenborough who I really trust saying and seeing that they are getting really really worried about climate change that gets me concerned for us all and my kids and grandkids as well. We need to all work to get this sorted asap.
HappyHippie
5 days ago
2
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it worries me that not enough is being done about it.
BirdofParadise
5 days ago
4
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I think it is the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. world leaders have been dithering for years. It will be too little too late when they finally wake up. I am glad I am old.
LindaY8forever
5 days ago
4
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Whether people believe climate change is "man made" or a natural phenomenon in our planet's life, the consequences for living creatures is pollution, dwindling resources, weather extremes et cetera. I wonder if there is enough wit and will left in the world to overcome these problems in time. We call ourselves Homo Sapiens...."wise human"...... is there enough evidence of that?
spencer1
5 days ago
3
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We should be concerned the evidence is there to see.
MrsPat
5 days ago
4
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I am really worried about climate change. It is here and now and real. We can see the effects of it everywhere. Winters in the Uk are warmer and wetter just like the scientists said. The artic is melting and the ice cap receding. We need to wake up and sort this out quickly.
mustard1964
5 days ago
3
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We are all aware that the climate is changing and has done so for millions of years, the Earth has been unbearably joy and freezing cold throughout its life. What is not clear is how much current climate change is a natural occurrence and how much is man made. All the blame seems to have been laid at Man Made's door, yet where is the evidence, I know people quote how much has changed since the Industrial Revolution, but in geographical terms this is a blink of the eye,
Wilf
5 days ago
5
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I think the evidence is the scientists know that carbon in the atmosphere acts as a blanket to trap and warm the atmosphere. The amount of carbon since the industrial revolution started has increased by about 30% and now every major country globally acknowledges the climate is dangerously warming. So does the United Nations and all the world's top scientists. I agree the world has always warmed and cooled but within tens of thousands of years not 250 years.
mustard1964
5 days ago
2
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As we only have records that date back approx 400 years, and I doubt that scientists then could, or even thought to, measure the amount of carbon in the atmosphere it is not possible to say exactly how much this has contributed. None of these top scientists or the UN has actually put a figure on the balance between man and natural, if they provided more data, rather than just labelling anyone who asks for evidence as 'deniers' then I would have more confidence in the predictions. In the 1990s we had 10 years to save the planet and here we are nearly 30 years later with the same dire predictions with no more evidence.
Wilf
5 days ago
4
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Yes they can measure how much carbon is in the atmosphere going back thousands of years from ice samples in Antarctica that traps the atmospheric gasses in the ice, so they take ice cores. If practically every leading scientist globally, all the earth's governments, the United Nations say and have proved we have rising earth temperatures how can you deny that when you have no counter-evidence? It has been proved beyond doubt which is why all the major economies are moving away from fossil fuels and to renewable energy. All the worlds car makers are moving to electric etc etc ect
Little3
6 days ago
3
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I am very worried about climate change and environmental degradation more generally.

But I'd like to be reassured by those who voted 'unworried'. Am I just a catastrophist?

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