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Poll Shows People Just Don’t Care about Global Warming

Climate Change Weekly #135 Americans don’t really care whether public officials attempt to address global warming, according to a new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In a survey of more than 1,000 Americans, only 21 percent say they follow the issue closely. A much greater number – 36 percent – say they pay little or no attention at all. The rest merely follow the issue “somewhat closely.” Regardless of how closely respondents follow...

Global Warming Pause Extends Underwhelming Warming

Climate Change Weekly #134 With global warming essentially paused for the past 17 years, much has been written and argued, from all sides in the global warming debate, about the meaning of the ongoing pause. Is a 17-year pause significant? Is a pause even occurring? Does the pause signal a longer-term halt to global warming or even a long-term cooling trend? Would a resumption of global warming to pre-pause rates end the global warming debate? A look at recent temperatures and their appropriate...

United States Leads the World in Climate Realism

Climate Change Weekly #133 Americans lead the world in climate realism, according to polling results published by Ipsos MORI. The pollsters asked more than 16,000 people from more than 20 different countries their opinions on various environmental issues. Two questions were climate-specific. The first climate-specific question asked, “To what extent do you agree or disagree? The climate change we are currently seeing is a natural phenomenon that happens from time to time.” The United States and...

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