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A new report from Yale University has provided new insight into how Americans currently perceive major weather events with respect to climate change. According to the report, 58 percent of Americans see a correlation between modern changes in the weather and climate on a global scale.
After experiencing several years of severe weather, including extreme heat, droughts and tornadoes in unusual locations, it seems the public has finally come around to the idea of global warming.
By Venkataraman, Bhawani By the time Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962,1 alerting the world to the impacts pesticides had on the natural environment, the seeds of the modern environmental movement had been sown.
Most Americans believe global warming is real but a moderate and distant risk. While they strongly support policies like investing in renewable energy, higher fuel economy standards and international treaties, they strongly oppose carbon taxes on energy sources that put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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