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Americans also think that climate change is a problem

A new survey by CBS News shows that two-thirds of the Americans believe climate change is a crisis or a severe problem. 56 percent believe that immediate action is required to resolve the situation.

64% of the respondents said that climate change was a crisis but at least a severe problem, 20 percent assessed it as a medium-size problem, while 16 percent believed it was nothing to worry about.

More than half the respondents, 56 percent said that immediate action was required to curb the negative effects of climate change.
26 percent felt that it would be enough to do something about it in the near
or even the distant future,
while 18 percent said we
didn’ have to do anything.

The CBS survey has also explored the optimism of the respondents about humanity’s options in relation to climate change: 19 percent believed we can stop it, 48 percent believed we can slow it down but not stop it altogether, while 23 percent said that humanity has no way at all to influence the process.

Only 9 percent of respondents claimed that human activities were not responsible for climate change at all, with an additional 20 percent responding that our influence is minimal. Half the respondents said they believed that there was no scientific consensus on the degree to which climate change was caused by human activities and by natural processes.

The change in US public opinion is explained by the fact that the Democratic candidates for next year’s presidential elections place a strong emphasis on climate change in their debates.

Video: YouTube/CBS News
Further information: The Guardian

How recent political conflicts can be the consequences of insufficient water resources

Interview with Professor Aaron Wolf, Director of the Program in Water Conflict Management, Oregon State University (USA).

Budapest Water Summit attracts tremendous interest

A great many people were interested in the Budapest Water Summit – the importance of the event is attested by the fact that over 2,300 people from 118 countries had applied to attend the event, and along with the over 30 ministerial delegations, leaders of international organisations and multilateral financing institutions, as well as water industry experts have also attended.

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The third day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the third day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

János Áder: Young people would like to preserve Hungary as their grandparents saw it

Young people wish to live in a clean environment, that natural need is the message of the drawings, photos and posters they submitted to the competition, said President János Áder to journalists after the awards ceremony of the SDG for Kids competition at the Budapest Water Summit.

Papal message to the participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2019

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The second day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the second day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the BWS Bulletin

BWS Bulletin – Daily report of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 – The first day

The Institute for Sustainable Development have summarized the first day of the Budapest Water Summit 2019 as part of the so-called BWS Bulletin.

Budapest Water Summit 2019 – Closing remarks

Watch the video recording of the opening ceremony.

Is Our Institutional Architecture Capable of Supporting Transformation?

Watch the video recording of the session.

Transboundary Water Affairs – How to Move from Risks to Opportunities?

Watch the video recording of the session.

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