NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, 197 countries, including the United States, have signed the Paris agreements after the United Nations COP21 conference on climate change, but what place do US citizens give to environmental issues?
ReportLinker has published a survey and key findings show that:
● Three quarters of US citizens interviewed agree that human activities are the main cause to climate change.
● The most worrying environmental issues include air pollution (68% of US respondents) and water pollution (67%)
● However, Americans are quite less concerned about over-consumption (33% of mentions), even though theywould actually need 4 Earths to sustain their consumption needs.
The US are the second largest emitter after China and Americans are aware of their weighty environmental impact as a top carbon emitters as more than two third of US respondents (72%) classify the country in the top 10.They are willing to reduce their carbon footprint by adopting changes in their daily life such as:
● Shutting off lights in unused rooms (27%)
● reducing consumption, reusing and recycling (24)
● limiting the waste of food (15%)
● reducing the use of water (14%)
● buying Energy Star home appliances (13%)
Millennials are also willing to act on their travel habits to contribute to a lesser environmental impact.
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