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Americans Increasingly Blaming Extreme Weather On Climate Change
2013-05-03 11:19:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. "People are beginning to recognize a pattern of extreme weather across the country and are themselves saying 'Aha, I wonder if climate change has...

Americans Finally Warming Up To Climate Change
2012-04-19 04:49:07

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. A poll released on Wednesday reveals many Americans believe the wild weather of late has been magnified due to global warming. The majority of Americans believe the weather has been getting worse, by a margin of 2 to 1. This survey is the most detailed of its kind, measuring the public´s...

2008-09-03 03:00:11

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. The Donora, Pennsylvania, smog in 1948 and the London smog of 1952 had heightened concern for a public already worried about nuclear war and the effects of fallout radiation. With all this in the backdrop, two large oil spills, one off the coast of England in 1967 and...

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2007-02-16 13:49:00

To reach the public, communicators urged to focus locally, with targeted approaches 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. These results were reported by Anthony Leiserowitz, a courtesy professor of environmental studies at the...


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