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A poll showed that people support bold climate action

Climate change was a fringe concern when the UN’s first climate summit, COP1, took place in Berlin in 1991. Most people want their elected officials, on the eve COP26 to show leadership in climate change. 

That’s according to BBC World Service opinion poll. The poll surveyed more than 3000 people worldwide and found that 58% want their governments to take bold action on climate change. This figure was 43% in 2015. 

Chris Coulter, the chief executive of Globescan, which carried out the poll, said: “This is an extraordinary shift in a relatively short period of time. Governments that don’t deliver on these expectations could face political consequences.”

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