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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Good news: A big majority of Americans now believe in Global Warming



A PEW study released October 15 2012 shows an increase in the number of Americans who believe in global warming – two out of three. :


 

And more and more think humans caused it:

Similarly, an increasing proportion say that the rise in the earth’s temperature has mostly been caused by human activity. Currently, 42% say the warming is mostly caused by human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, while 19% say it is mostly caused by natural patterns in the earth’s environment. Last year, 38% mostly attributed global warming to human activity and in 2010 34% did so.


More and more Democrats and Republicans and Independents say there is solid evidence of global warming (but more Democrats than Republicans):


The bad news is that only 39% believe global warming is a serious problem:



And the older the person, they less they believe global warming is increasing or is a serious problem:




This shows that we still have a battle facing us to convince people that global warming is real and should be fought!
 
So we probably will need the “believers” in the European Union to step up pressure on the rest of the world, if we want concrete action to save our earth. And a few more court actions against polluters, as Robert Redford suggests.

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