In this fact sheet, author Lawrence Hamilton discusses public awareness of scientific consensus on climate change, drawing on 16 nationwide or single-state surveys. An overwhelming majority of scientists who study the Earth’s climate agree that human activities are causing rapid change; Hamilton finds the U.S. public becoming more aware of this consensus. About 2/3 of respondents in recent polls (up from half in 2010) recognize that most scientists agree that human activities are causing climate change.
Carsey School of Public Policy; New Hampshire EPSCoR
National Fact Sheet No. 37
Durham, N.H. : Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
Hamilton, Lawrence C., "Public Awareness of Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Rising" (2018). The Carsey School of Public Policy at the Scholars' Repository. 336.
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