More Germans now consider climate change to be a threat

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Extreme weather events such as droughts and forest fires are increasing. And storms could also become stronger. How do Germany’s citizens feel about this? Do they view climate change as a threat? And do they expect to be personally impacted? Prof. Beate Ratter and Annika Runge from the Cluster of Excellence CLICCS conducted a representative study. As the results show, 77 percent of those surveyed consider climate change to be a “substantial” or “very substantial” threat. That’s 14 percent more than in 2014, the last time the survey was conducted.

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