Concern over climate change among US citizens at record high: survey

A new study revealed a record level of concern among Americans on the impact of climate change.

According to the Yale program on climate change communication, 72% of polled Americans — the highest since the poll began in 2008 — said global warming was personally important to them.

People who accept climate change rose by about 10% since March 2015 to 73%, the poll conducted in November and December showed. Only about one in seven Americans (14%) said global warming is not happening.

“Although the majority of Americans now understand that most scientists think global warming is happening, fewer understand just how strong the level of consensus among scientists is,” the study said.

“Only one in five Americans (20%) understand that nearly all climate scientists (more than 90%) are convinced that human-caused global warming is happening, an increase of five percentage points since our previous survey in March 2018.”

Another study by the University of Chicago and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research had shown that among seven in ten Americans accepted climate change.

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