Most Limerick people worried about climate change

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director General Laura Burke.

AS MANY as 83 per cent of adults in Limerick are worried about the impact of climate change, according to research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In a broader context, the study concluded that an “overwhelming majority of the Irish public are either alarmed or concerned by climate change” and want to see real moves made on a national level to counteract it.

The EPA added that 91 percent of Limerick adults believe Ireland has a real responsibility to act on climate change.

EPA Director General Laura Burke said that “there is good evidence that people in Ireland place a particularly high value on having a clean, healthy environment” but we must do more to “back our values up with actions”.