Strengthening the public opinion on climate change and environmental preservation

“51% of the French think that some measures should be taken to face the climate emergency, even though with financial sacrifices”. But for 49% of them, « the social crisis must be put first, even though it means to put the environmental concerns in background”. This is the conclusion of a research published on the website following an on-line survey conducted by Ipsos-Sopra Steria in France in September 2019 with a representative sample of 1000 persons.

The mission of a research institute is to measure the public opinion in a moment of time.
The results of the French Opinion on environment are now delivered: the half of the French recognize the climate emergency and wish to act even by making financial sacrifices. This survey reveals the results of France, but it is a safe bet to say that other countries are more or less at the same levels of opinion, or even worse.

For IMEDD, a research institute specialized in environment and sustainable development, it shows that half of the population is not aware enough about the issues of climate change, the environmental risks on health and the consequences on people’s life on earth during this 21st century. If we go further, an opinion is only an opinion, meaning that, the 51% who wish to take action for the climate emergency are even fewer, because there is a difference between “declare oneself for” and “act”.

If the global rise of the temperatures announced at potentially + 7 ° C is alarming, the state of the world public opinion and the actions undertaken are even worse. It also demonstrates that there is a clear lack at global level of: consensus, common vision, strategies of development for countries considering what science predicts for the 21st century.

Certainly, everywhere on the planet, virtuous initiatives are flourishing. However, they are only initiatives, they have little impact at global level, because only global and systemic actions, changes in energy, transport, construction, water treatment and waste, lifestyles / consumption, preservation and conservation for the environment, etc … could, if they were correlated in the following 30-50 years maximum, have a global effect.

The signals sent by the environmental community are alarming. When we talk about the future for future generations, the current generation does not build his present and future enough. International tensions increase, forests will continue to burn, seas and oceans will be filled with plastic. These are the destinies and challenges waiting for us all for this 21st century.

Considering the poll’s sentence, for the 49% who think that the priority is to face the social crisis, even if it means putting the environmental issue in the background, the reality is that “putting the environment in second already accentuates the social crisis “.

With this subject of climate change and its consequences, everything is said, everything is public, reports are visible. Everything is clear and explicit. Tons of trees have been cut down to produce data shared with the world. And yet, today we read + 7 ° C for 2100 …

Currently, major discussions / negotiations are taking place at the global level to encourage countries to commit more.
In life, everything is a matter of priority and commitments.