For many years now, global warming is one of the most discussed subjects as well as one of the most feared. But Americans seem to think that global warming is just a fairytale.
- Americans don’t believe in the threat of climate change
- The issue of global warming is not very much discussed in the media
- Politicians also refuse to accept the idea of climate change as being an issue.
According to a survey conducted by a team of researchers from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at the University of Yale, almost 63 percent of Americans believe that global warming is indeed a real issue. 52 percent think this climate change is only happening because of humans not being environmentally friendly.
Nonetheless, the study reveals that on in five Americans believe that global warming is not real and not happening. What is of great concern, given the findings of this research is that only 11 percent of the population that took part in the survey is “very worried” about climate change, whereas 52 percent of the population is only “somewhat worried”.
The survey introduced the idea that climate change is the result of the temperature having increased in the last 150 as well as its continuous increase in the years to come. However, Americans don’t find this to be an issue as they don’t feel affected by the global warming and believe it will most probably affect future generations.
Although there’s been much talk about global warming, it looks like Americans haven’t heard much about it, claiming they might hear something in the media only once a month. Only 19 percent of the people who participated in the survey say they hear about climate change at least once a week.
What can be even more concerning is that global warming is believed to be a fairytale not only by simple citizens, but also by politicians who claim that this is just a scheme that can affect the economy of the U.S. Moreover, they say that climate is constantly changing and the fact that scientists have recently started to pay attention to these changes does not necessarily mean they are a threat.
So, whether you choose to believe it of just ignore it or consider it unreal, if changes in climate do occur they are most probably occurring because of the human population. Therefore, we should make some changes as well in our mentality and behavior towards the planet in order to make sure that the fairytale doesn’t become true.
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