19 Apr '12, 6pm

Seven Out of Ten Americans Agree: Climate Change Leads to Extreme Weather

This winter's record-breaking heat, the sweltering droughts of 2011, last year's super-hot summer—these aren't anomalies. They're the kind of weird weather events that are made worse by climate change, the phenomena scientists have long been warning us that we'll be seeing much more of in a warming world. This is exactly the sort of thing we should expect as the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to grow. To climate watchers, none of this will be news. But this might be: the American public, long considered overwhelmingly apathetic about global warming, is beginning to "connect the dots." A new Yale study shows that a strong majority of Americans are now likely to acknowledge that the unusual weather events were influenced by climate change. Among the study's highlights: A large majority of Americans believe that global warming made several high ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/seven-out-ten-am...

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