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Research shows that about 20% of Germans worry about climate change every day

About one in five people in Germany worry about climate change every day, according to a survey by accounting firm PwC.

According to the survey, 19.8% of Germans say that climate change worries them on a daily basis. Internationally, about 28% of respondents felt the same.

PwC surveyed approximately 20,000 people twice a year in 31 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America and Africa.

Of those surveyed in Germany, 60% said climate change worried them, but they did not think about it regularly. Internationally, about 57% thought this way.

About 19% of people in Germany were not at all concerned about climate change, compared to an international average of just under 14%.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Earth has already warmed by about 1.1 degrees Celsius as a result of human activities.

The so-called Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, to avoid the worst effects of climate change, such as extreme droughts, storms, crop failures and rising sea levels. to prevent.

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According to the IPCC, emissions in 2030 would have to be 43% lower than in 2019 if global warming is to be stopped at 1.5 degrees as intended.

In its representative survey, PwC surveys approximately 20,000 people aged 18 and over in 31 countries twice a year on the topics of health and nutrition, as well as climate change and sustainability, including more than 1,000 consumers from Germany.

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