Women are more concerned about climate change than men, and they are more willing to make major lifestyle changes to do something about it.

The gap between how different genders perceive and react to the threat is as wide as 21% in some parts of the world, according to a recent poll by Pew Research.

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The difference in opinion between genders was highest in English-speaking nations, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Women in the US, Germany and Canada were found to be more concerned about climate change’s potential to do them harm.

But the largest difference between men and women was in their willingness to act against climate change. In seven of the 11 industrialized countries surveyed, women were substantially more willing to make major lifestyle changes to reduce the effects of climate change, by a margin of 10% or more.

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Author: Donald Armbrcht is a freelance writer and social media producer.

Image: A woman walks under snow and ice laden trees. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko