The Eurobarometer poll suggests that the majority of the public in the European Union consider global warming to be one of the world's most serious problems, with one-fifth saying it is the single most serious problem. Overall, respondents said climate change was the second most serious issue facing the world, after poverty.
Poverty and climate change are the "two most serious issues facing the world" according to Europeans
When Matt Kahn and Matt Kotchen showed that people seemed to worry less about the environment during bad economic times (at least according to their Google searches) some people got worried that during the current economic crisis, global environmental issues would take a back seat. But a recent report by Eurobarometer suggests that European concern about anthropogenic climate change continues to climb, in spite of the current economic situation. The Guardian reports