chapter  18
10 Pages

Awareness about Climate Change: Perception and Action

Abstract ................................................................................................. 300 18.1 Introduction ................................................................................ 300 18.2 Objective .................................................................................... 301 18.3 Materials and Methods ............................................................... 301 18.4 Results ........................................................................................ 301 18.5 Discussion .................................................................................. 303 18.6 Conclusions ................................................................................ 305 Keywords .............................................................................................. 306 References ............................................................................................. 306

ABSTRACT

Climate change has emerged as one of the most devastating environmental threats. It has become increasingly essential to assess the awareness regarding climate change in the general population for framing the mitigation activities. Keeping this in view, an online survey was conducted to know responses of educators, researchers, and students on their awareness level, probable actions, and suggestions in matters related to climate change. The awareness level was quite important for policy planning at their level, which could have impact on the later generations. The survey was conducted through Google Drive online analysis and survey tool consisting of both open-ended and closed-ended questions. Subjects had poor appreciation of facts such as effect of climate change on farmers but established a consistency on the responses that individuals at their own level can mostly mitigate climate change.