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Wells company poll on environment

Wells based climate change consultancy, One Home, have just announced the results of a YouGov poll.  The poll, commissioned to find out attitudes to climate change issues was carried out in April using a sample 2,093 British adults.

Angela Terry founder of One Home is a leading environmental scientist and consumer campaigner, whose mission is to explain global warming and help people make changes that have a big impact. She was overwhelmed by the findings of the poll “These results are incredible. Not only are people more aware of climate change, they are talking about the problems, and more are prepared to put their money where their mouth is by paying higher taxes.”

Among the findings:

46% of Brits have discussed the threat within the last week

78% think climate change poses a threat to future generations.

37% of Brits are willing to back up their concerns with higher taxes to fund measures to decrease Britain’s carbon emissions.

58% support an increase in taxation for the country’s wealthiest 10% to fund measures to decrease Britain’s carbon emissions.

Interestingly although 33% of people living in the UK think climate change does not pose a threat to people currently living here, 74% think climate change poses a threat to people living in other countries.

Angela Terry again “Four in five of those surveyed think climate change poses a threat to future generations of people, and that is huge. We have to make changes now for our children. This is a great start, now we really need to push for big improvements. Policy makers and business needs to step up – and now.”

The poll was commissioned so the publication of results today would be on World Environment Day

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