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More American believe climate change has nothing to do with them

Fewer Americans believe that global warming is realGreenwire reporter Ben Geman reports on a recent Pew Research Center survey that shows fewer Americans believe there is “solid evidence” of global warming (despite the increasing solid evidence) and that if global warming does exist, human activity plays little or no part in it.

While the issue is largely divided along partisan lines, all political persuasions have “cooled” on the idea that climate change is a serious problem.

The survey results coincide with a government report released today by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) urging the White House to prepare for the consequences of global warming. The report says that federal, state, and local governments should “develop a national strategic plan that will guide the nation’s efforts to adapt to a changing climate.”

Earlier this year, the U.S. Global Change Research Program issued a report outlining impacts of climate change already underway and those unavoidable due to global warming already “built into the system.”

In July military experts and policy wonks testified before Congress about “grave national security threat” posed by climate change.

And yet Americans are becoming increasingly lackadaisical about it? Plunging our collective head into the sand won’t make it go away.

Image source: Pew Research

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schuenemanhttps://tdsenvironmentalmedia.com
Tom is the founder and managing editor of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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  1. It is arrogant of man to believe he can control the weather. God is in control.

    Genesis 8:22 –
    “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”


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