An overwhelming majority (84%) in 27 countries consider global warming a serious issue. Half (54%) consider it very serious issue.
The Americas are on the opposite ends of the spectrum on the seriousness of global warming. Only 4 in 10 (39%) respondents in North America consider it a very serious issue compared to 4 in 5 (83%) respondents in Latin America.
Is There Evidence of Temperature Increase?
Seven in ten (70%) say there is solid evidence that the average temperature on earth has been getting warmer.
More see the evidence of temperature increase this year than in 2014 (62%), with the biggest gain of 13 points in North America (48% in 2014 vs 61% in 2015).
Is Reducing Emissions Possible Within Ten Years?
One of the highlights of the Paris climate change agreement is the commitment of all countries to reduce carbon emissions. However, the majority (59%) disagree that it is practical and feasible to almost completely eliminate the use of oil and gas in the next ten years.