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.
Continued Support for Keystone XL Pipeline
Most Americans support building the Keystone XL pipeline and increasing energy production from traditional sources. Yet the public also favors stricter greenhouse gas emission limits for power plants and is more opposed to fracking and nuclear power.
Powered by oil and gas, U.S. energy production is on the rise
U.S. domestic energy production is rising — up 13.9% from 2005 to 2012, and on track to rise even more this year.
Rising Environmental Concerns in China
The Chinese public is increasingly worried about the quality of the country’s air and water. There is also widespread concern about inflation, inequality and corruption, and the safety of consumer goods and food.
Can a president control gas prices? Depends on when you ask
Can a president control gas prices? The answer depends on whether you ask a Republican or a Democrat — and which party occupies the White House.
Most Americans believe climate change is real, but fewer see it as a threat
Four-in-ten Americans see global climate change as a major threat to the U.S., fewer than publics in other countries.
Broad Support for Keystone XL Pipeline
Two-thirds of Americans (66%) favor building the pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada’s oil sands region through the Midwest to refineries in Texas.