Climate anxiety is gripping millions as activists express discontent over the COP26 world climate summit in Glasgow, which ended on 13 November.
The UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed 43 percent of people in Great Britain felt very or somewhat anxious about the environment’s future in the month prior to a 6–17 October survey.
Just 20 percent felt somewhat unanxious or not at all anxious.
The figures were released on 5 November as humanity watched on at COP26, the 26th annual UN Climate Change Conference.
But the efforts world leaders made to prevent severe climate change by avoiding a global temperature rise of above 1.5C have not calmed everyone.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist Suzanne Savage, 54, a teacher training lecturer living in Worcestershire, was in Glasgow for the summit.
She said: “They’ve made a few improved pledges to pretend like they’re acting but those pledges are a plaster on a gaping wound and they’re not enough.”
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