Debunking the Climate Change Generation Gap

climate change generation gapIn the enduring generational wars portrayed in the media, perhaps none is quite so glaring as that concerning climate change. Young people, so the story goes, care intensely about the environment. As they nibble on their cicada burgers, engage in grasscycling, and don their hemp jumpers, they raise a collective emoji-infused eyebrow in the direction of everyone over 50.

But as with many popular stereotypes, it’s always worth looking at the data. While it’s true that for many years, there was a pronounced generational gap in attitudes towards climate change, that appears to be changing.

Read the rest of this post over on the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing blog

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