New research undertaken in the UK has found that few people are making significant changes to their lifestyle to counter climate change despite a widespread acceptance of its dangers.

The survey found that while 80 per cent of the public believed climate change was affecting Britain, almost half were doing nothing to halt its impact.

Although many were prepared to do small things such as conserving water while brushing their teeth, most were not prepared to miss out on a foreign holiday or a plasma television.

Forty per cent of people were doing nothing to use less energy, while a further 39 per cent were prepared only to make small changes. Only 4 per cent had made big lifestyle changes.

Some are making life-style changes that will be much worse for the climate. the gas-guzzling gorilla, the Hummer, will soon be on sale in the UK.

Watch that climate fry…