#AceNewsReport – May.25: Just prior to #G7 Summit a survey of more than 8,000 people in eight countries — the United States, China, India, Britain, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and Germany — found that 84 percent of people now consider climate change a “global catastrophic risk.” #AceNewsDesk
8 In 10 People Now See Climate Change As a ‘Catastrophic Risk,’ Says Survey Published on May 25, 2017 Thomas Reuters Foundation:
That puts worry about climate change only slightly behind fears about large-scale environmental damage and the threat of politically motivated violence escalating into war, according to the Global Challenges Foundation, which commissioned the Global Catastrophic Risks 2017 report.
. The survey, released in advance of this week’s G7 summit of advanced economies in Italy, also found that 85 percent of people think the United Nations needs reforms to be better equipped to address global threats.
. About 70 percent of those surveyed said they think it may be time to create a new global organization — with power to enforce its decisions — specifically designed to deal with a wide range of global risks.
. Nearly 60 percent said they would be prepared to have their country give up some level of sovereignty to make that happen
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