A new “Climate Change in the American Mind” survey was recently released. This is a survey which periodically measures American beliefs and attitudes about climate change. The most recent survey has some interesting results showing that the average American is becoming more concerned about climate change. For example, 6 in 10 Americans are “worried” about climate change and 1 out of 5 are “very worried.” The “very worried” is the highest percentage on record for this survey
Additionally, more people are claiming that they are personally feeling the effects of climate change. 44% say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming, again the highest on record for this survey.
Also 42% say that climate change is harming people in the U.S. right now.
2/3rds of Americans think climate change is currently affecting the weather:
And a majority think that recent extreme weather has been made worse by climate change:
Its hard to ignore the facts when they are smacking you right in the face and for many Americans they are seeing the influence of climate change currently. Now if only our political system would catch up . . .