The United Nation’s scientific panel, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released a report
yesterday predicting how different climate change scenarios will go on to play out, concluding that to avert the consequences—including severe droughts and swamped coastlines— the world economy would have to turn itself around in an unprecedented
away. The report was commissioned by the Paris agreement, the 2015 pact by nations to address global climate change
and written by 91 scientists from 40 countries.
South Korea has a high share of people who believe climate change is primarily caused by human activity. The United States remains one of the countries where a minority of people hold this same belief. About a third of respondents in the US believed that human activity is the principal driver of climate change. Notably, Japan ranks just above the United States with 38 percent of respondents believing that climate change is caused largely by human activity.