Survey reveals worry about climate change among young people
A new global survey by Bath University, involving 10,000 people aged 16 to 25, illustrates deep anxiety among young people about climate change.
Nearly 60% of those surveyed reported feeling very or extremely worried about climate change, with more than 45% claiming the worry affects their daily lives.
Three-quarters claimed that the future was frightening and over half reported thinking that humanity was doomed.
The authors of the report highlighted that climate anxiety was greatest in nations where government climate policies were weakest and that failure from legislation may be defined as a human rights violation.
UK responses in the survey reported low levels (28%) of trust in governments and showed that 65% of young people believe that the government is failing them.