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Americans’ Actions to Limit and Prepare For Global Warming

2. Household Actions to Prepare for Global Warming

2.1. Most Americans have thought about preparing for a natural disaster.

Global warming is linked to increased likelihood and severity of many natural disasters including flooding, fires, hurricanes, and extreme weather.National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2016). Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. More than half (55%) of Americans say that they have thought “a great deal” or “some” about preparing for a natural disaster.


2.2. Relatively few Americans have an emergency supply kit or family disaster plan.

Four in ten Americans (40%) say they have an emergency supply kit in their home. About one in four (28%) say they have a disaster emergency plan that all members of their family know about.