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Table 5 Self-reported obstacles to protect oneself from climate change impacts, United States, 2008

From: Climate change and climate variability: personal motivation for adaptation and mitigation

Serious obstacles and barriers to protecting yourself from negative consequences of climate change: Proportion
Question: What are these serious obstacles and barriers to protecting yourself from negative consequences of climate change?  
You don't know what steps to take to protect yourself 0.53
You lack the skill 0.38
You don't have the personal energy or motivation 0.43
You do not have the time 0.34
You do not have the money or resources 0.65
You lack the help from others 0.56
You feel that it won't make a difference anyway 0.29
You don't believe in climate change 0.10
You believe the government will protect you from climate change 0.10
Other [Please specify] 0.35
  1. Note: Restricted to individuals perceiving serious obstacles and barriers to protecting themselves from negative consequences of climate change (N = 190). Not mutually exclusive categories.