Few Americans are Optimistic Humans will Reduce Global Warming


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About four in ten Americans (42%, -7 percentage points since fall 2012) say humans could reduce global warming, but it’s unclear at this point whether we will do what is necessary. This decline signals a growing lack of optimism that people will successfully address climate change. This chart comes from our report, “Climate Change in the American Mind: October 2015.”