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Uncertainty Sown: Why Americans Don’t Care Enough About Climate Change

New polling suggests that deliberate spread of climate denialism is working

Despite the overwhelming evidence that global warming poses an existential threat to planetary life as well as the growing global consensus that it is something we should be “very” concerned about, new polling released this week finds that Americans are way behind when it comes to taking the issue of climate change seriously.

A new ABC News/ Washington Post poll published Monday finds that the number of Americans who say climate change is a “serious problem” has fallen six points since the same poll was conducted in June 2014. At the same time, the number of people who say climate change is not at all a serious problem (36 percent) has grown 7 points since the previous poll.

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