18 Jul '12, 3pm

Increase in extreme weather is influencing public opinion on climate change, survey shows.

18 Jul 2012: Increase in Extreme Weather Influencing Opinion on Climate Change With 70 percent of Americans now agreeing that global warming is affecting weather in the U.S., the public is showing increasing support for measures that would tackle the problem of climate change, according to a new survey. Conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, the survey showed that 60 percent of Americans would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports legislation that would reduce the federal income tax and make up for that decrease in revenue by increasing taxes on fossil fuels. The ongoing survey — which divides the U.S. public into six categories on global warming, from the alarmed to the dismissive — showed that an overwhelming majority of people who identified themselves as alarmed, concerned, or cautious about global warming say that if people with t...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/increase_in_extreme_weather__...

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