Sunday, May 24, 2009

Climate change confusion

A recent survey found that Americans lack consensus on global warming. Americans fall into six distinct groups regarding their climate change beliefs, attitudes and behaviors, according to a new report, Global Warming’s Six Americas, by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities.

The researchers, who surveyed 2,129 American adults, found that 18% of Americans are ‘Alarmed’ about climate change and believe it is happening, 33% are ‘Concerned’ and believe global warming is a serious problem but find it less important and urgent than the ‘Alarmed’ category. Another 19% of the people surveyed are ‘Cautious’ and somewhat convinced that global warming is happening but say they could change their minds.

That’s the good news.

The article in and a link to the complete 140 page pdf document is here.

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