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Europeans see natural disasters as a bigger threat than armed conflict, study reveals

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🗞️ Driving the news: A new survey by Debating Europe shows that Europeans are more concerned about natural disasters than armed conflicts, with climate change topping the list of worries
• More than 2,000 people from seven EU countries expressed their fears and desires for future climate policies ahead of the European Elections

🔭 The context: The study highlights a broad concern across Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain, and Sweden
• Participants pointed to decades of environmental policy inaction, feeling that it might be too late to avert the most severe consequences of climate change

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Europeans are calling for significant action against climate change, emphasizing the taxation of major polluters and the reduction of overconsumption
• They also recognize the interplay between reliance on fossil fuels and geopolitical security, particularly in light of conflicts influencing energy supplies

⏭️ What's next: As the European Elections approach, climate change is expected to be a pivotal issue
• Participants demand more robust political action and stress the importance of integrating technology and traditional methods to promote sustainable growth

💬 One quote: “In the face of inaction on climate change, we are all losers,” said Julia, a participant from Spain.

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