Growing support for climate change action among voters, poll finds

Most agree it should be Government’s top priority and they will make personal changes

A dried-up part of the Var river bed due to low water level and hot temperatures in Carros, southern France, in August. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

A dried-up part of the Var river bed due to low water level and hot temperatures in Carros, southern France, in August. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/EPA

There is strong support for action on climate change, with more than half of all voters agreeing that it should be the Government’s top priority, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll has found.

A majority of respondents to the poll also say they are willing to make changes in their own lives even if it involves costs and inconvenience to them. They also say that reducing their carbon footprint is a priority.

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