|Health of the Planet
||In the early 1980s, only in the Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, and the Philippines had majorities of people claimed to suffer significant health effects of environmental hazards. But by the early 1990s, majorities in sixteen countries (including well-to-do Canada, Great Britain, and the United States) reported that they had experienced environmentally-related ailments. Majorities in all twenty-four countries surveyed expected their children and grandchildren's health to suffer over the next twenty-five years. "Environmental problems are no longer viewed as just a threat to [the aesthetic] quality of life... but are considered a fundamental threat to human welfare."