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Support for global warming action is strong

Some people want to remove the issue of tackling climate change from political discussion, “claiming that the public is tired of the debate and no longer has an appetite for combating global warming.” However, a recent poll shows considerable support for addressing perhaps the most important crisis that humankind faces.

. . . a just-released poll from the Yale and George Mason climate change communication programs reveals the lie in this claim. 63 percent of respondents said the United States should move forward to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, regardless of what other countries do, compared to 3 percent who said we should await action by industrialized countries, 8 percent who said we should wait for both industrialized and developing countries to move, and 5 percent who said we shouldn’t bother reducing emissions.

In the same poll, the public supported — by a margin of 63 percent to 37 percent — requiring electric utilities to produce at least 20 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources, even if that would cost the average household an extra $100 per year.

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