Pulse March / April 2016 - Page 16

PULSE POINTS CLIMATE CHANGE TOPS AS GLOBAL CONCERN ith March 20 celebrated worldwide as “Earth Day,” there’s a growing interest in the topic of climate change and its impact. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center survey, respondents in 19 out of 40 nations cited climate change as their biggest global concern, ahead of global economic instability and terroristic threats. With more than 45,000 respondents, the survey indicates that more than half in every Latin American nation are “very concerned” about climate change. In fact, a median of 61 percent of Latin Americans are most worried about it, the highest share of any region. This is followed by Africans, with a median of 56 percent of respondents in the Sub-Haran African region worried about climate change. Rounding out the top three regions that ranked climate change as their top global concern is Asia (43 percent), with Indians (73 percent) and Filipinos (72 percent) significantly more worried about it. W 14 PULSE ■ March/April 2016 The following are the top nations “very concerned” about global climate change: 79% Burkina Faso 75% Brazil 75% Peru 74% Uganda 73% India 72% Philippines 71% Ghana CLICK HERE to read more about the Pew Research Center’s survey.