Global Warming and Extreme Weather Events

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It seems that the weather may be getting through to Americans in a way that scientists have not managed to in the past .
sandy A study at George Mason University  shows that a majority of Americans Say Global Warming Is Affecting Weather in the United States.
About six in ten Americans (58%) say “global warming is affecting weather in the United States.” By contrast, only 7% say global warming is not affecting the weather and 10% say that global warming isn’t happening. One in four (25%) don’t know or did not answer the question.

 

 

 

Half of Americans Say Global Warming Is Affecting Weatherin the United States “A Lot” or 
“Some.”
Half of Americanssay global warming is affecting the weather “a lot” (23%) or “some” (27%). 
Relatively few say it is affecting the weather only “a little” (6%).

Half of Americans Say Global Warming Is Affecting Weather in the United States “A Lot” or “Some.”

Half of Americans say global warming is affecting the weather “a lot” (23%) or “some” (27%). 

Relatively few say it is affecting the weather only “a little” (6%).drought us

 

At Least Four in Ten Americans Say Global Warming Made Several Extreme Weather 

Events “More Severe.”

Many Americans believe global warming made several recent extreme weather events “more severe:”

• 2012 as the warmest year on record in the United States (50%)

• The ongoing drought in the Midwest and the Great Plains (49%)

• Superstorm Sandy (46%)

• Superstorm Nemo (42%)

About one in three is not sure about the impact of global warming, and fewer (about one in five) 

believe it had no impact on these events.

 

From Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication

 

 

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