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Climate change and global poverty:
How hard is it to save the world?
2016 was officially the hottest year since records began and, while climate
change poses a threat to the whole planet, it is already having a significant
impact on the poorest people in the world. Over 10% of the world’s population
live on less than £1.50 a day making them particularly vulnerable to drought,
flooding and extreme weather. In fact, the effects of climate change could force
an additional 100 million people into poverty by 2030.
The statistics are shocking but dealing with these global issues can be very
challenging. As ordinary people, how much can we reduce our impact on the
climate? How easy is it to alleviate global poverty? Actions that tackle these
problems can be expensive and time consuming, while the changes we could
make in our daily lives might be too small to make a difference anyway.
Our research explores how ordinary people might respond to these global
challenges and the difficulties that they face. We are looking for participants
who would be interested in recording and reflecting on their everyday actions
for a period of two weeks (through an online diary) and discussing their
thoughts with a member of our project team. Participants who complete the full
study (an introductory meeting, the two-week diary and a one-hour follow up
interview) will receive a £35 gift voucher.
If you would like to be involved, please complete this five-minute survey,
leaving your email address on the last page: