American attitudes on climate shifting

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More Americans believe that there is evidence of global warming than anytime since 2008, according to a recent report conducted by the National Surveys of Energy and Environment. With that said, the divide between the 90 percent of Democrats and the 50 percent Republicans who accept the science has never been larger. This finding came as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that May of 2018 was the warmest May in the continental United States (beating out the Dust Bowl May in 1934) since records began to be kept in 1895. However, in a different survey, conducted by Morning Consult, Democrats and Republicans are aligned on the role of government, with 63 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Republicans reporting little or no trust in governments to combat climate change.

(Is that level of agreement a good thing or a bad thing? We haven't decided...)


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