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As top-level international negotiations to try to limit greenhouse gas emissions start later this month in Paris, the AP-NORC poll taken in mid-October shows about two out of three Americans accept global warming and the vast majority of those say human activities are at least part of the cause.

However, fewer than one in four Americans are extremely or very worried about it, according the poll of 1,058 people. About one out of three Americans are moderately worried and the highest percentage of those polled — 38 percent — were not too worried or not at all worried.

Continue reading:  As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn’t

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4 thoughts on “As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn’t

  1. Pingback: As scientists worry about warming world, US public doesn’t | GarryRogers Nature Conservation and Science Fiction (#EcoSciFi)

  2. That’s quite disturbing. It’s almost as if you can hear the voices saying, “It won’t effect me in my lifetime, why should I care” — and that is just so distressing.

    • Yes, it’s very disturbing. But, those voices are destined to be rebuked by very real climatic impacts which likely will affect them in their lifetimes. What will they say then? “Oops, sorry, I was wrong?”

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