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BY DINA CAPPIELLO
Just 57 percent think there is solid evidence the world is getting warmer, down 20 points in just three years, a new poll says. And the share of people who think pollution caused by humans is causing temperatures to rise has also taken a dip, even as the
In a poll of 1,500 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, released Thursday, the number of people saying there is strong scientific evidence that the Earth has gotten warmer over the past few decades is down from 71 percent in April of last year and from 77 percent when Pew started asking the question in 2006. The number of people who see the situation as a serious problem also has declined.
The steepest drop has occurred during the past year, as Congress and the Obama administration have taken steps to control heat-trapping emissions for the first time and international negotiations for a new treaty to slow global warming have been under way. At the same time, there has been mounting scientific evidence of climate change — from melting ice caps to the world's oceans hitting the highest monthly recorded temperatures this summer.”
Year after year, month after month, evidence of global warming and climate changes are adding up. The facts are that the Earth’s polls are melting. Every ice cap in the
Is it a collective short term memory loss? Is it a case of denial? Is it a backlash against the president? Whatever it is, it is dangerous for people to ignore the damage we humans have caused to the Earth. The US continues to lag behind other European countries when it comes to protecting the environment.
Environmental damage is happening NOW. It is not some scary futuristic story, it is taking place right now and it threatens to get worse. This is no time to ignore global warming.