Barely half of Irish people surveyed believe climate change is a serious problem

But massive jump in children's awareness, according to SEAI

4th December, 2015
Renewables in favour. Pic: Bloomberg

Barely half of Irish people (49 per cent) believe that climate change is a serious problem according to a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) survey.

But over half of Irish citizens (53 per cent) believe that they personally have a role to play in tackling climate change, putting themselves ahead of businesses, environmental groups and local authorities.

The survey finds that the general public significantly underestimates the contribution of the residential sector to energy-related emissions, while...

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