More Londoners are worried about climate change than people in any other region of the country, official figures revealed on Friday.
The Office for National Statistics said that the latest estimates from its Opinions and Lifestyle Survey from 5 April to 1 May 2023 show that in the past 12 months, 64 per cent of adults in Britain said they were somewhat or very worried about the impact of climate change.
It added that this figure was higher among adults in London (75 per cent) and lower in the North East (53 per cent).
Women were more likely to be worried about climate change than men.
Almost seven in 10 women (68 per cent) expressed such a view, compared with six in 10 men.
Of the adults saying they were very or somewhat worried about climate change, three-quarters said that they were concerned about the impact on future generations.
This finding was highest, at 83 per cent, among those aged 70 and over.
Just under three quarters cited loss of natural habitats or wildlife as a cause of concern, 68 per cent mentioned changes to energy and food supplies, and 63 per cent highlighted the direct impact of extreme weather events and rising sea levels on other people.
Just under two thirds of all adults had taken action to help tackle climate change in the past 12 months.
The most common steps were changes to shopping habits (40 per cent) and travel (31 per cent).
More Londoners worried about climate change than any other English region, ONS
Women are also more concerned than men about global warming
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I like the way adults contribute however they can to help tackle the effects of climate change.
They should be worried, London has a lot to lose