The study indicates the attitude of the world population with respect to climate change, obtained through surveys carried out in 119 countries, and analyzes the possible causes that lead the population to perceive a greater or lesser risk. The results show that the most developed countries are, in general, those with the greatest knowledge of climate change. However, this does not necessarily imply that in these countries there is a greater perception of risk. For example, the research highlights that Latin America and Europe are the areas where the population is more aware of climate change, since in addition to a high percentage of knowledge, they have a greater perception of the associated risk.
For countries in Africa and Asia, the results showed that in many of the nations that had never been educated about climate change, they had already become aware of local changes in temperature and rainfall patterns and a sentiment was beginning to spread. of concern about this fact.
The study authors consider that their results offer a guide to make the planet aware of the importance of climate change, applying specific measures in each country according to its particularities. Prominent measures include improving basic education, climate training, and understanding the local dimensions of climate change.