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As Stephen Dark aptly asserts in his insightful book Contemplating Climate Change: Mental Models and Human Reasoning, “climate change needs no introduction.” 97% of climate scientists believe that climate change is real and that humans are the primary cause. Non-scientists are also highly aware of the existence of climate change.

In a Pew Research study of people in 23 countries, 67% of respondents say they see climate change as a “major threat”, while a UNDP survey of 50 countries finds that 64% of people “said that climate change was an emergency”.

When it comes to concern about climate change, we find similar numbers in the study “Climate Change and the American Mind” which tells us 7 in 10 Americans think global warming is happening. Although people are indeed concerned about climate change, a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Washington Post says they are not likely to take action on it. Only 1 in 10 surveyed say they often discuss the topic with either family or friends, and around that same number (12%) have contacted a government official or “participated in a protest, rally or other event to express their views on climate change (9%).”


Supporting Horizon 2020 and UN Sustainable Development Goals

For Earth Day 2022, we put together a collection of articles from our Life, Earth, and Environmental Science subject areas. The collection supports the Horizon 2020 missions and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The F1000 Climate Action Gateway brings together all content published on F1000Research related to climate change, its causes, impacts and potential solutions; making the information rapidly and openly accessible for others to consult and use, thus supporting the development of effective scientific, policy, economic, social and behavioural responses.

The range of article types offered by F1000Research can be very helpful to researchers publishing climate science and related research, as well as relevant behavioural and social sciences.