SURVEYS SAY HOUSING COSTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES TO MILLENNIALS. BUT IT’S IN CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVISM WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE SEEM MOST INVOLVED AND COMMITTED, AND WHERE THEY WILL LIKELY MAKE THE MOST ELECTORAL NOISE IN THE COMING YEARS ELEVEN
Number of years remaining before climate change becomes irreversible, according to a report issued earlier this year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Percentage of millennials and Genxers (those born between 1965-80) who see climate change as the most important issue facing the world, far more than any other category. (Source: Deloitte Global Millennial survey, 2019)
Average number of years it takes a young Canadian to save a 20 per cent down payment on a house in 2019. The number is lower in Atlantic Canada (nine years in Halifax, six years in St. John’s) (Source: Generation Squeeze, Straddling the Gap, 2019)