Most Americans accept climate change...even Republicans.

Oct 2012
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Louisville, Ky
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https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/30/politics/climate-change-monmouth-poll/index.html

The cause of climate change and the severity of the issue continue to be a major point of division based on your political alignment. A plurality believe that both Nature and Humans contribute equally (37%), while nearly three in ten agree that humans are mostly to blame. Only 10% believe that Nature is the primary factor.

In terms of severity, a majority (54%) of Americans consider climate change to be a major problem and that is a huge increase over the 2015 number when only 41% considered climate change to be a major problem. Regardless of your party, the percentage of Americans who recognize Climate Change as a serious problem has increased from three years ago.

Slowly, but surely, Americans are joining the rest of the world in terms of their acceptance and recognition of climate change as being primarily our fault and a very serious problem.

Even as Trump continues to cast doubt on his own climate report.
 
Aug 2018
432
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Shady Dale, Georgia
#2
Let’s say that climate change is man made. What laws should the USA pass to deal with the carbon footprint?


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Dec 2018
52
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Tempe, AZ
#3
Let’s say that climate change is man made. What laws should the USA pass to deal with the carbon footprint?


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Let’s say that climate change is man made. What laws should the USA pass to deal with the carbon footprint?


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There are no practical ones, whereby the cure isn't worse than the disease.
 
Aug 2018
432
84
Shady Dale, Georgia
#4
There are no practical ones, whereby the cure isn't worse than the disease.
The problem is that the government can only pass laws and regulations. Someone has to pay for them. For example, when the government increased CAFE mpg standards for vehicles, this made it harder for the automakers to reach compliance with passenger cars. Ford's response? They began featuring crossover, SUV, and light truck vehicles. Next year they are only going to produce two cars; the Mustang and the Focus Active. Everything else will be truck based at the higher CAFE standards. Was it a work around? Sure.
 
Dec 2018
52
3
Tempe, AZ
#5
The problem is that the government can only pass laws and regulations. Someone has to pay for them. For example, when the government increased CAFE mpg standards for vehicles, this made it harder for the automakers to reach compliance with passenger cars. Ford's response? They began featuring crossover, SUV, and light truck vehicles. Next year they are only going to produce two cars; the Mustang and the Focus Active. Everything else will be truck based at the higher CAFE standards. Was it a work around? Sure.
Like they say "The road to HELL is paved with good intentions"! :rolleyes:
 

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