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Most Americans Recognize Link Between Climate Change and More Extreme Weather (Chart)

Most Americans Recognize Link Between Climate Change and More Extreme Weather (Chart)

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication /via American belief in climate change is probably stronger than the media recognizes . Polls consistently reveal that a majority of Americans recognize that global warming is occurring -- despite being poorly worded and potentially skewing findings as a result . Americans also recognize the link between climate change and extreme weather, Yale research reveals. Just take a look at the chart above. The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication explains the findings: In the United States, Americans have endured a record-setting series of extreme weather events in 2011, including the Mississippi floods, record high summer temperatures, and severe drought in Texas and Oklahoma. In a November 2011 national survey, we found that a majority of Americans believe global warming made the following events worse. Good news, certainly. A...

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