A survey of 11-14-year-old Britons found that they are more concerned about recycling and global warming than they are about having a girlfriend or boyfriend or doing their homework. Some 74 percent of so-called "tweens" in the U.K. were concerned about climate change, while only 41 percent noted concern over dating, or whatever you'd call it at that age. About 64 percent expressed concern about their schoolwork. Cooties Lurgy also ranked high on the list of concerns, as did getting American adults to be half as concerned as pre-pubescent kids in the rest of the world about cataclysmic climate change.
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Kate Sheppard was previously Grist's political reporter. She now covers energy and the environment for The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter.
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