The Pew Research Center, a U.S. think tank, has produced a report on attitudes around the world toward climate change.
It is an extraordinarily detailed compilation of data, presented in Pew style — user friendly — and well timed, coming just ahead of the Paris Climate Change meeting that starts at the end of the month.
Pew rarely wastes time getting to the point, and the report’s headline says a lot: “Global Concern About Climate Change, Broad Support for Limiting Emissions.”
There’s a somewhat disturbing sub-head: “U.S., China Less Worried; Partisan Divides in Key Countries.”
We can’t resist re-publishing some of the many graphs and tables that make this report a pleasure to read, even if the message is sobering.