Let’s go back to a Eurobarometer published in 2009, and make some considerations:
In 2009, the sad fact is that, probably, people didn't really care about climate change. Didn't really think that our future wouldn’t be safe in that condition, that our nephews and sons were in danger ad have a fragile future slipping through their fingers.
In Europe, just 50% of the people considered climate change the most important problem on our planet. Sweden was the nation in which the problem was more considered (82%), in Turkey the score was just 32%.
But the real problem wasn’t strictly this, because other countries simply considered other two topics (economic problems and poverty) more important, but they still consider it, in fact, 67% of EU citizens considered climate change a very serious topic.
The real problem is that there was an important decrease in the concerns about climate change in all the countries except Sweden. Another critical point was that the major part of EU citizens, considered themselves really prepared about the causes and the consequences of climate change, with an average score between 52% and 56%. But was this really in practice?