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Climate change 'near top of global worries'

China Daily | Updated: 2017-05-25 07:05

LONDON - The vast majority of people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it will prevent future climate catastrophe, a survey on global threats found on Wednesday.

The survey of more than 8,000 people in eight countries - the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Germany - found that 84 percent of people now consider climate change a "global catastrophic risk".

That puts worry about climate change only slightly behind fears about large-scale environmental damage and the threat of politically motivated violence escalating into war, according to the Global Challenges Foundation, which commissioned the Global Catastrophic Risks 2017 report.

Climate change 'near top of global worries'

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