- About three-quarters (73%) of Basotho say floods have become more severe over the past 10 years, while nearly half (45%) say the same about droughts
- Climate change awareness is highest among the younger generation (43% of those aged 18-35 years), the educated (46%-65% of those with secondary and tertiary education), the economically well-off (49% of those with no lived poverty), and urbanites (43%-45% of urban and peri-urban residents)
- Most citizens say the government (44%) has the primary responsibility for fighting climate change and reducing its impact, while others assign this responsibility primarily to citizens (18%), developed countries (18%), business and industry (9%), and traditional leaders (3%)
About three-quarters of Basotho say floods have become more severe over the past decade, while almost half say the same about droughts, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.
However, about two-thirds of citizens are unaware of the concept of climate change. Of those who are aware of climate change, most say it is making life in the country worse, and they expect much more action from the government to limit its effects, even if it is costly, causes job losses, or takes a toll on the economy.