Earth melts temperature record for 3rd straight year

Polling conducted shortly after the 2016 election by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found increasing concern.

Six in 10 American adults said they were “very” or “somewhat” worried about global warming, according to the survey, which polled 1,226 people aged 18 and older from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, 2016.

The number of Americans who were “very worried” about global warming also reached a record high of 19 percent, according to researchers.

Likewise, respondents said they increasingly viewed rising temperatures as a problem to developing countries, people in the United States, future generations, their families and themselves.

The research was funded by the 11th Hour Project, the Energy Foundation, the Grantham Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. It has a 3-percentage-point margin of error.