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Climate change in the American mind: September 2012

Yale climate poll 2012

Encouraging news about the level of public acceptance of climate change in the United States is at hand.

Polling climate change in thirteen countries

A recent survey (PDF) surveyed public opinion about climate change in thirteen countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

NCSE's McCaffrey in The Earth Scientist

The Earth Scientist

NCSE's Mark McCaffrey contributed "Teaching controversy" (PDF, pp. 25-29) to a special issue of The Earth Scientist focusing on climate change education.

NCSE staffers in Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change

"Science literacy still matters" — a letter by NCSE's Mark McCaffrey and Joshua Rosenau — was published in the journal Nature Climate Change (2012; 2[9]:636; subscription required).

Discussing climate change in informal education

The New York Times

"With many zoos and aquariums now working with conservation organizations and financed by individuals who feel strongly about threatened habitats and species, managers have been wrestling with how aggressive to be in educating visitors on the perils of climate change," reports The New York Times (August 26, 2012).

Polling climate change in Canada

Canada

A new survey addresses the views of Canadians on climate change.

Scott on climate change education

Eugenie C. ScottEugenie C. Scott

Visiting the University of Minnesota on August 6, 2012, NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott spoke on "Climate change: Why the resistance?"

"A converted skeptic"

A climate scientist who was formerly dismissive of climate change now describes himself as "a converted skeptic."

A new poll on climate change

Almost three in four of Americans accept recent global warming, according to a new poll conducted for the Washington Post and Stanford University — but only three in ten agree that it is mainly due to human activity.

Polling climate change in three countries

"While a majority of Canadians say that climate change is a fact and is caused by emissions, only two-in-five Americans and Britons concur," according to a June 27, 2012, press release from Angus Reid Public Opinion.

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