Americans Outlook on Climate Change

Most people are aware that climate change is happening, and while most Americans believe global warming is happening, they do not think it will harm them personally.

The New York Times put together six maps from data released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication. The maps give a detailed look at public opinion on global warming.

The maps showed two states, Texas and Florida, which were split on how much to worry about climate change. South and West Texas, as well as the state’s Gulf Coast, showed to be most concerned about climate change. The reason might be because they have felt shifting weather patterns, including rising temperatures, coastal hurricanes and western droughts.

 

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Percentage of adults per county who are at least somewhat worried about global warming. Image by The New York Times.

 

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