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How Citizens of China and America View Climate Change

Worldwide Belief About Climate Change

Different Attitudes and Viewpoints toward Climate Change

Individuals have different perceptions and viewpoint about climate change. They have their own basis and factors looked upon when making their shares of thoughts and outlooks about this recent environmental concern. Climate change may be a major issue but this covers a very wide scope and every time this issue will be discussed will be linked to different results of studies and statements from selected respondents.

Popular Beliefs

Respondents and individuals concern about this environmental issue are divided into thoughts and assumptions. They are looking on this aspect differently that is they make distinct mindset and thinking. Some believed that climate change is a dilemma while others believed that it is just a simple issue that tends to cease over time. The latter statement mostly applies to individuals who are clueless about what climate change is really all about.

Study Performed on Climate Change

A study about climate change was conducted and respondents from China, US and Sweden were chosen. This study was facilitated in order to determine the attitudes and ways of thinking of individuals from different countries in the world. And since climate change is a global issue, it would be easy for these respondents to let their voices be heard.

Due to climate change, temperature around the world has increased. About 76% of respondents from the United States, 95% from China and 94% in Sweden agree to this statement. Humans have affected the rise in temperature and among all the respondents from the three countries, about 73% from the US, 96% from China and 94% from Sweden believed that this statement is true. Despite this environmental problem, possible solutions are still waiting in line but individuals are left in confusion if there is or there is nothing to do about this.

What The Participants Had to Say

This aspect has also been a part of the study conducted and selected respondents were asked about their assumptions. About 17% of respondents from US, 10% from China and 6% from Sweden believed that individuals cannot do anything to put an end to climate change. On the other hand, 11% respondents from US, 9% from China and 12% from Sweden believed that individuals can possibly stop climate change.

Shortcomings and complexities in life may be felt by individuals some time in their lives but it does not necessarily mean that they should stop prioritizing climate change. About 40% of respondents from US, 77% from China and 62% from Sweden agree that environmental improvements should be prioritized. Every country has their own duties of promoting environmental care and improvements. Own country must cut down carbon emissions even if other countries do not and this is perceived by 68% respondents from US, 80% from China and 82% from Sweden.

Our own country should also utilize public funding in reducing carbon emission in own country and about 43% of respondents from US, 56% from China and 39% from Sweden agree to this. These countries are advised to address climate change mainly by adaptation and lowering carbon emissions. About 59% of respondents from US, 83% from China and 86% from Sweden believed that these are proven means to deal with global warming and climate change.