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Sacre Bleu! Eees climate change!

Posted by Richard Saturday, October 08, 2011

Sir, I am from Eurobarometer and would like to ask you some questions about climate change. Do you agree to answer some questions about climate change? You do? Good.

Now, please look at this card headed "climate change" (above) while I read out a list. Give me one answer only - which of the following do you consider to be the single most serious problem facing the world as a whole?

1. Climate change …

Now, please look at this second card (above), while I read out the same list again. Are there any other things facing the whole world that you think are a serious problem? You can give three answers this time. The options are:

1. Climate change …

Mais alors. Sacre Bleu! We find that the majority of the public in the European Union consider global warming to be one of the world's most serious problems, with one-fifth saying it is the single most serious problem.

C'est incroyable!