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Climate Change a Global Threat Shows Survey

Filipinos and Indians are the most worried about climate change with less than a fifth of China’s population showing any great level of concern, says a new study by the Pew Research Center. The recent international survey shows that Filipinos perceive climate change as the biggest global threat with 72 per cent of Filipinos saying they are “very concerned” about climate change. It emerged as the top concern among Filipinos, even beating out concern for tensions with China over the West Philippine Sea. The China issue came in second place, with 56 per cent of Filipinos saying they were very

Filipinos and Indians are the most worried about climate change with less than a fifth of China’s population showing any great level of concern, says a new study by the Pew Research Center.

The recent international survey shows that Filipinos perceive climate change as the biggest global threat with 72 per cent of Filipinos saying they are “very concerned” about climate change.

It emerged as the top concern among Filipinos, even beating out concern for tensions with China over the West Philippine Sea. The China issue came in second place, with 56 per cent of Filipinos saying they were very concerned about it, reported Rappler.com

The same survey also asked about their level of concern for issues like global economic stability, cyber attacks, and terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The results are not surprising as the Philippines ranks among the countries most exposed to threats of a disrupted climate.

Climate change turns out to be “the most widespread concern” of all the issues in the survey, according to the Pew Research Center. In 19 out of the 40 countries surveyed, citizens deemed climate change the most worrisome threat.

The Philippines is one of 10 countries most worried about climate change, coming in sixth place. The list is topped by African country Burkina Faso (79 per cent).

The results are not surprising as the Philippines ranks among the countries most exposed to threats of a disrupted climate.

Eight of the 10 most disaster-prone cities are in the Philippines, according to a 2015 study.

The Philippines was also the country that suffered most from climate change in 2013, says another study.

Asia, Latin America, Africa most vulnerable

Latin America, Africa and Asia are particularly concerned about climate change, the survey found out.

In Latin America, a median of 61 per cent are very concerned about the issue, the highest statistic for an entire region.

Sub-Saharan Africa comes in second place with a median of 59 per cent saying it is a top concern.

Studies by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change show that [Latin America, Asia and Africa] will experience the most dramatic rises in temperature.

In Asia, a median of 41 per cent said the same. Half of all Asian countries surveyed identified climate change as its biggest concern. In the region, Indians (73 per cent) and Filipinos are the most worried.

The three regions are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Studies by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change show that they will experience the most dramatic rises in temperature.

Such a rise is expected to have disastrous consequences on such crucial sectors as agriculture, fisheries, health, food security and water security.
Asia is also home to island-states threatened by sea level rise, yet another outcome of unabated climate disruption.

Countries least concerned play biggest role in change

Europe is not as concerned about the phenomenon, the survey showed.

No European country identified climate change as one of its top two concerns. Anxiety in the region is lowest in Poland, with only 14 per cent saying they were very concerned with the issue.

Together with Israel (also 14 per cent), Poland is the country least worried about climate change.

The growth of [US, China and Europe’s] economies, powered heavily by fossil fuels, is responsible for most of the carbon emissions which have led to the planet’s warming.

What’s one other country not sweating over global warming? China, apparently, with only 19 per cent of respondents saying climate change is a top concern.

In the United States, climate change is the second least worrisome issue.

Only 42 per cent of American respondents said they were very concerned with the phenomenon. The only issue they are less worried about is the territorial disputes with China (30 per cent).

US, China, and Europe also happen to be the economies seen to have the biggest responsibilities in curbing climate change.

The growth of their economies, powered heavily by fossil fuels, is responsible for most of the carbon emissions which have led to the planet’s warming.

The Pew Research Center survey was conducted in 40 countries among 45,435 respondents from March 25 to May 27, 2015.

It comes four months before the much-awaited United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). The conference, to be held in Paris, is expected to produce a global deal through which countries agree on how to curb climate change before it’s too late.

The global goal is to stop the earth’s warming from going over 2 degrees Celsius, the level of warming at which scientists say climate change becomes irreversible and catastrophic.


Published in partnership with Asian Pacific Post.

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  1. What Prince Charles and Company,do not get,is that Renewables in Africa,will not solve the carbon issue.The capacity to pay a carbon tax,capacity to pay a higher renewables tarriff, ideological acceptance of a lifestyle shange, due to carbon – is a prime product,primed for the US and EU.

    Africa is ALSO,not the playground,to experiment with renewables – as the power grid and power matrix,is primitive – and what works in Africa,MAY NOT work in the 1st world.

    Bio diesel is also not the solution – these are all minor incremental arbitrage opportunities.

    The ONLY VIABLE solution is to REDUCE POWER DEMAND for Manufacturing and Consumers.That will happen by crashing manufacturing – which can happen only BY COVID.The world has tried fiscal,monetary,licensing …… and other policies,and all have failed.

    The only way to lower CONSUMER DEMAND FOR POWER,is to keep the users at home,reduce their spending power,place curbs on movement,make them work from home and SHIFT POWER DEMAND FROM CORPORATIONS MANAGEMENT operatins,TO POWER DEMAND from workers and users,IN “WORK FROM HOME” mode on the web.

    BOTH THE MODELS HAVE BEEN TESTED IN COVID.

    IN 18 MONTHS OF COVID – CORPORATE PROFITS ARE AT ALL TIME HIGH ! OIL IS HIGHER THAN IN THE PRE-COVID PERIOD.COAL IS AT A DECADE HIGH !

    AND THE PEOPLE IN THE 3 RD WORLD (WHOLE OF SOUTH ASIA/EAST ASIA/WEST ASIA/CENTRAL ASIA),WHO WERE IN MISERY – AND ARE STILL IN MISERY – AND ARE INNURED,TO ALL OF THE ABOVE.THEY WERE SLAVES BEFORE – AND DID NOT KNOW IT – COVID HAS PROVED IT – AND THEY STILL DO NOT KNOW IT.

    THE 3 RD WORLD IS DEFINED,NOT IN TERMS OF PER CAPITA.IT IS DEFINED, IN TERMS OF INTELLECTUAL ILLUMINATION. THE HUMANS OF THE 3 RD WORLD, WERE ZOMBIES IN THE PRE-COVID PERIOD,AND ARE STILL IN THE SAME STATE. THE 3RD WORLD GOVTTS,SUPPORT THE COVID – AS THEY HAVE NOW ACQUIRED COMPLETE MIND-BODY COKNTROL OF THEIR HUMAN POPULATION.

    IT IS ONLY IN THE US AND EU,THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE AWOKEN – BUT THEY HAVE NO CRITICAL MASS.

    SO THE COVID PIPELINE WILL KEEP FLOWING,AND NOW,THE STATES OF THE WORLD WILL ROLL OUT ROBOTS,IN MOST HUMAN INTERFACE ACTIVITIES – AND MAKE HUMANS OBSOLETE,IN ALL MANUFACTURING (IN THE 1ST WORLD).

    IN REALITY,THERE IS NO JUDGMENT OR INTUITION IN HUMANS – AS ALL THE IDEATION AND ACTIONS OF HUMANS,ARE BASED ON THE RESERVOIR OF SENSE PERCEPTION OR THE EMPITRICAL DATABASE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCES. RATIONAL THOUGHT IS ALSO A FOOLISH CONCEPT – AS IT IS BASED ON EMPIRICAL DATABASES IN THE BRAIN, OF A SYNTHESIS OF RULES,NORMS AND TAUTOLOGIES, “EXPERIENCED BY HUMANS OVER TIME”.IT IS ALL A ROBOTIC EXPERIENCE.THERE IS NO SENTIENCE – AND THE SENTIENCE IS A THOUGHT CREATED BY HUMANS,WHOI REALISE THAT THE “HUMANS” AROUND THEM ARE ROBOTS ! IT MAKES THEM SENTIENTS FEEL GOOD !

    IN OTHER WORDS,ALL THE BOOKS ON THE WEB AND LIBRARIES,ARE NO MORE THAN THE AGGREGATE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCES – ACTUATED,PERCEIVED OR IMAGINED.HENCE.THEY ARE NOT AND THERE ARE NO PRIORIS – AS THE WORD “PRIORI” IS A HUMAN CREATION – AND MAY JUST BE NONSENSE.

    HENCE,THE TIME HAS COME TO REPLACE THE “SO CALLED HUMANS” BY HUMANOIDS AND ROBOTS – AND THAT IS THE ULTIMATE PURPOSE OF THE COVID VALUE CHAIN,OF WHICH THE COVID SARS,IS THE 1ST STEP.

    WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF KEEPING 1.5 BILLION INDIANS, NEPALIS AND THE INDIAN DERIVATIVES IN INDON-ASS-EAH,KHMER,SOUTH VIETNAM , NEPAL ? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE EXISTENCE OF THESE SPECIES ? WHAT HAVE THEY ACHIEVED IN THE LAST 10000 YEARS,AND HOW CAN THEY JUSTIFY THEIR EXISTENCE ?

    THIS IS NOT EUGENCICS – IT IS EVOLUTION ! THE TOOLS BEING USED IN THE 1ST WORLD,TO VAX AND QUARANTINE ITS PEOPLE,ARE JUST THE WESTERN MEDIA RIDICULED MAXIMS OF UNCLE MAO AND UNCLE STALIN.

    SO WHAT IS THE NATURAL WAY ? IS IT MARXISM OR WESTERN STYLE DEMOCRACY AND CAPITALISM

    80% OF THE 1ST WORLD,WILL BE HAPPY TO RECEIVE A DOLE FROM THE STATE,DRINK BEER,EAT SUSHI AND SUN BATHE – AND GIVE UP SOME FREEDOMS OR ALL FREEDOMS !

    THAT IS THE COVID TRUTH ! dindooohindoo

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