On the heels of a survey by Onward showing that the UK Conservatives could shed 1.3 million votes if they backed off their pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, a survey for the World Economic Forum by IPSOS shows.
- More than four out of five people globally think it important that their country make the transition.
- That this majority is strong in Global North countries like the USA and Canada, with 3 out of 4 in support.
- But even stronger in Global South countries like China, Argentina and Peru, with more than 9 out of 10 in support. The report notes, “Citizens of emerging countries were especially adamant about it.” This is likely to be because, not despite, the much harsher impact of the current increases in fossil fuel costs there.
Support among women – at just under 9 out of 10, is even higher than support among men, running at just over 4 out of 5.
Bad news for Nigel Farage and Lord Lawson.