Half of Niagara residents feel climate change is a serious threat, but aren't willing to pay more

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Half of Niagara residents feel climate change poses a serious threat.

A new poll has been released looking at how local residents feel about climate change, which is one of the hot button issues in the federal election campaign.

The poll found that 49% of respondents feel climate change poses a threat or serious threat to them personally.

61% say climate change is an important voting issue, but just 26 % say they would be willing to pay $100 or more to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The majority of Niagara residents (74%) feel carbon taxes are fine, if they receive some type of rebate.

The poll was commissioned by non-profit environmental group Clean Prosperity through the Institute of Policy, Elections, and Representation Lab at University of Toronto.