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Warming biggest threat, feel 26% of teen students

NEW DELHI: A little over a quarter of teenage students, in India and abroad, believe climate change is the biggest issue facing the world today, while 31% of them say that they are not getting enough opportunity to know about global issues in school. In sync with their international counterparts, the internet has emerged as the most trusted source of information for important issues for Indian teens.
Shared exclusively with the TOI, these and other findings of the first ever global perspectives survey of teens attitude to global issues by Cambridge International reveals that students around the world are keener than ever before to learn about global issues like climate change in school, but currently almost a third are not getting the opportunity to do so.

Over 11,000 students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, UAE, UK and USA aged 13 to 19 took part in the survey, where they shared their views on global issues; how they learn about them; and how their awareness of these issues might impact on their future career choices.
With more than a quarter of all the students identifying climate change as the biggest issue facing the world today, it topped the poll in most countries surveyed – the highest number of students opting for this were in Spain (Read More – Source