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Doomsday coming soon? 48% believe they’ll live to see climate change destroy Earth ‘during their lifetime’

NEW YORK — The end of the world may be coming a lot sooner than some people think — if the climate doomsayers are right. According to a new survey, nearly half of Americans believe climate change will devastate the planet during their lifetime. The survey of 5,000 Americans, split evenly by state, revealed that 48 percent of all respondents believe they’ll live to see climate change ravage the entire world.

Respondents in Hawaii were the most likely to agree (66%), with Americans in Vermont (59%) and New Mexico (56%) rounding out the top three states most concerned about the effects of climate change in the not-too-distant future. More than half of respondents in Washington (55%) and Minnesota (54%) also believe they’ll still be alive when our climate reaches catastrophic levels.

Commissioned by Avocado Green Mattress and conducted by Talker Research, the survey also asked Americans if they believe climate change will have a greater impact on their state versus other states.

Hawaiians were again the most concerned, with 61 percent believing climate change will be worse for their state than others — this time, followed by Alaskans (55%) and Californians (54%). Those in Louisiana (53%) and New York (49%) were also concerned about the impact on their state.

Regardless of where they live, 65 percent of respondents wish they could do more to be environmentally conscious in their day-to-day lives.