Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:41AM
Drew Wolfe

Concern About Global Warming Among Americans Spikes, Report Says

"In 2018, Americans watched as California towns were incinerated by fires, hurricanes devastated coastal communities and a government report sounded the alarm about the impacts of a changing climate."

"All those factors contributed to significant changes in perceptions of global warming in the U.S., according to the authors of a new public opinion survey."

"The proportion of Americans who said global warming is ''personally important' to them jumped from 63 percent to 72 percent from March to December of last year."

"There has also been an 8-percent rise in the number of Americans who are "very worried" about global warming – 29 percent said they feel that way, while 40 percent said they are '''somewhat worried.'"

"And 56 percent of Americans said their family will be harmed by global warming.

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