Ninety-three percent of Filipino adults have personally experienced the effects of climate change in the past three years, a Social Weather Stations survey has shown.
Results of the SWS social weather survey conducted in December 2022 showed that 17% of the respondents felt a “severe” impact of climate change; 52% a “moderate impact; and 24% a “little impact.”
Six percent, meanwhile, said they did not experience any impact at all.
Despite this, 88% agreed that they could still do something to reduce climate risks.
Three out of four Filipinos, or 76% of the respondents, also believed that people could do something to stop or slow down climate change if they tried.
According to 23%, climate change is beyond humanity's control; while 1% are unsure of it.
In 2021, a UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report showed that global warming is "unfolding more quickly than feared and that humanity is almost entirely to blame."
It is projected that the Earth's average surface temperature may hit 1.5 or 1.6 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels around 2030.
The SWS poll was conducted from December 10 to December 14, 2022, and used face-to-face interviews with 1,200 adults nationwide.
It has sampling error margins of ±2.8% for national percentages, and ±5.7% each for Metro Manila, Balance Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao. —NB, GMA Integrated News