18 Jul '12, 7pm

More people believe in climate change when they feel hot:

Yesterday, we celebrated the 110th birthday of the air conditioner . (Happy day-after-your-birthday, air conditioner!) We illustrated that post with one of the oldest photos of an air-conditioning system we could find, a unit installed in the Capitol in 1938. It’s a huge thing, all pipes and bolts and such. And installing it was obviously a major, major mistake. You see, yet again, it turns out that more people believe in climate change when they feel hot . In the four months since March there has been a jump in U.S. citizens’ belief that climate change is taking place, especially among independent voters and those in southern states such as Texas, which is now in its second year of record drought, according to nationwide polls by the University of Texas. In a poll taken July 12-16, 70 percent of respondents said they think the climate is changing, compared with 65 percent...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/hot-out-guess-that-means-that-every...

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