Category : News | Sub Category : Weather Posted on 2023-03-24 03:33:29
MANILA -- A new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed that around 9 of 10 Filipino adults, or 93 percent, have personally experienced climate change impacts in the last three years.
The SWS survey conducted in December 2022 specifically found that 17 percent of the respondents have experienced severe impact of climate change, 52 percent felt moderate impact, while 24 percent experienced little impact.
Only 6 percent said they did not experience any impact of climate change.
The same survey showed that 88 percent of Filipinos believe that they could do something to reduce climate risks.
Around 76 percent said humanity could do something to stop or slow down climate change if everyone really tried, while 23 percent believe that climate change is beyond humanity's control, SWS reported.
SWS said there is a very high public awareness of selected solutions to reduce the negative effects of climate change, including planting trees, saving electricity at home, walking, cycling, or taking public transportation, recycling and throwing away less food.
The Fourth Quarter 2022 Social Weather Survey was conducted from December 10-14, 2022, using face-to-face interviews of 1,200 adults (18 years old and above) nationwide.
Respondents included 300 each in Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
The sampling error margins are ±2.8% for national percentages, ±5.7% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.