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Indians more concerned about climate change: Study

People in India and other developing countries, blamed for doing little to combat global warming, seem to be more concerned about the problem than their counterparts in developed countries, according to a latest survey.

world Updated: Nov 02, 2009 19:21 IST

People in India and other developing countries, blamed for doing little to combat global warming, seem to be more concerned about the problem than their counterparts in developed countries, according to a latest survey.

The annual Climate Confidence Monitor found that while about 42 per cent of people in India and Brazil are worried over global warming, about 50 per cent of the people in developing nations in general are concerned about the problem.

Shockingly, the study found that the number of people worrying about the menace has declined by 8 per cent to a third with Britons being the least concerned.

Just 15 per cent of people in Britain worry about the problem, the lowest figure for any of the 12 countries surveyed. The figure is down from 26 per cent last year.

In the US, the world's second largest emitter, 18 per cent of people said global warming was one of their biggest concerns followed by 22 per cent in Australia, The Telegraph reported.

Britain also tops the list of most pessimistic nation as far as the world's ability to tackle climate change is concerned.

Almost half of the people in the country believe nothing can be done to combat the crisis compared to 38 per cent worldwide, said the report that questioned 1,000 people in each country.