Record number of Americans perceive that climate change is “real and are “worried,” about its effects, according to a new survey.
Some 73% of Americans polled in Fall, 2018 said that global warming “was happening,” a jump of 10% from 2015.
Of course, given the leadership that Americans have been deluded under, which on the one hand denies climate change, and on the other hand funds research on it to sustain a minority of the richest classes of people in the event of extreme climate change or social-climate upheaval; the triple Hurricanes striking Florida and Puerto Rico, then Georgia and South Carolina; yet another “Storm of The Century” striking the New England Coast . (that’s 3 this “Century”), and flooding into North Carolina one would have to be deaf and mute not to perceive something was amiss, if not see it happening.
“Understand” in this context, is a “big word.” Why?
Yet, as The New York Times and other newspapers say, that Americans “understand” climate change is happening, in this context, is a HUGE LEAP. Most Americans do not understand climate change is happening.
If Americans did understand, they would identify it with anthropomorphic global warming – the increase in the heat content and temperature of the whole Earth, from an Antarctic ice shelf devoid of plankton and cracking apart, to a deep water ocean where oysters cannot form shells, to a dry, listless continent, to frigid Winter weather. ALL of them. ALL! All illustrate global warming in every nuance possible to the six senses. So says the UN report from the IPCC. So says the World Meterological Organization (WMO) which just met in Krakow, Poland.
The survey is the latest in a series from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. It was conducted online in November and December by Ipsos, which polled 1,114 American adults.