Many around the world see climate change as a major threat
An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.
Keystone XL Pipeline Divides Democrats
While Republicans and independents continue to favor constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats are divided. Opposition to the pipeline is most widespread among highly educated Democrats, liberals and Democrats with high family incomes.
Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change
More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.
Energy: Key Data Points
Dealing with the nation’s energy problems has declined among the issues Americans regard as a top priority for the president and Congress in 2013.
Climate Change: Key Data Points from Pew Research
The American public routinely ranks dealing with global warming low on its list of priorities for the president and Congress.
Thanksgiving drivers may pay less for gasoline than last year
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S.
U.S., Middle East publics less concerned about climate change than those in other nations
The UN Climate Change Conference convened today in Warsaw with a call for governments to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The talks begin against a public opinion backdrop in which fewer Americans see global climate change as a major threat than do people in most other regions.
Republicans Divided Over Climate Change
As many Republicans say there is solid evidence of global warming as say there is not (46% each). Among those who agree with the Tea Party, 70% say there is not solid evidence of warming, while 61% of non-Tea Party Republicans say global warming does exist.
As China coughs and chokes, public concern about air pollution rises
Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a “very big” problem in their country.
U.S. stands out as among the least concerned about climate change
China and the U.S., the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, are among the least worried about climate change.