Tue 15 Sep, 2020

An overwhelming majority of Scots view climate change as an immediate and urgent problem according to the Scottish Household Survey.

The study shows that the proportion of adults viewing climate change as an immediate and urgent problem has risen from 46% in 2013 to 68% in 2019, prompting the Scottish Greens to call on the Scottish Government to stop tinkering and deliver bold climate action.

Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“An overwhelming majority of Scots in every age group now recognise that the climate emergency is an immediate and urgent problem. It’s time for the Scottish Government to stop tinkering at the edges and finally deliver an emergency response.

“We’ve shown how climate action can support hundreds of thousands of jobs, deliver a fair transition for those currently working in fossil fuels industries and make our villages, towns and cities healthier places to live. All that’s missing is government will.

“Investment in improving the rail network, building a green bus fleet, powering our communities, preserving peatlands, and protecting and enhancing ancient woodlands are just some of the ways action could be taken in Scotland today to tackle the climate crisis and help deliver a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

“Now that the government knows it has the public behind it, it no longer has any excuses for inaction.”

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