I wanted to know if I was alone in my heightened existential dread over the past year, so I created the following survey.
The purpose of the survey was a) to see what proportion of people experienced heightened concern over the past year, and b) of those who said they had heightened concern, to see how acute those concerns were.
The first question filtered the original list of respondents according to whether or not they became more concerned about climate change over the past year...76% answered 'yes'.
Of those who were more concerned, 64% are very concerned and 31% think humanity is doomed.
Of those with heightened concern, the vast majority (80%+) felt the planet will see mass starvation, major flooding, major storms and wars caused by climate change.
Of those more concerned, 56% feel things will get very bad for civilization by 2030. This is well-within the lifetimes of many people living today.
Stay tuned for more...