Public Increasingly Believes In Climate Change, But Trump Voters Less Likely to Heed Warnings

Public Increasingly Believes In Climate Change, But Trump Voters Less Likely to Heed Warnings

The Yale Climate Communications has released its latest Climate Survey maps and the results show that now the overwhelming majority — 72% of Americans across the country believe climate change is happening and 64% believe that it is affecting the weather.   On the other hand, a study in the journal Science Advances this week also shows, alarmingly, that “likely Trump-voting Florida residents were 10 to 11 percentage points less likely to evacuate Hurricane Irma than Clinton voters (34% versus 45%), a gap not present in prior hurricanes.”

Why This Matters:  The number of Americans who believe in climate change is increasing so there is less reason for partisan division about combatting it.

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Hurricane Sally Takes Aim At New Orleans, As NOAA Hires Climate Denier for Leadership Post

Hurricane Sally Takes Aim At New Orleans, As NOAA Hires Climate Denier for Leadership Post

Evacuations have begun as Tropical Storm Sally is picking up strength and heading straight for southeastern Louisiana.  Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expect it to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane sometime early on Tuesday, according to CNN.

Why This Matters:  Trump voters in Florida are less likely to heed severe weather warnings — they believe conservative media outlets that claim that weather forecasts are exaggerated because the liberal media is hyping climate change.

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Interview of the Week: Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico click button

Interview of the Week: Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico

We caught up with the Senator this week, as Congress is getting back to work, and talked with him about the raging wildfires and climate change, the clean energy economy, the Great American Outdoors Act, and what he’s got on the shelf behind him in his office!  Watch the full interview by clicking above.

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Wildfires and Smoke Wreak Havoc in Oregon and Washington

Wildfires and Smoke Wreak Havoc in Oregon and Washington

Oregon and Washington are caught in the grip of uncontrolled fires that are causing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate on short notice.  Indeed, as The Washington Post described it in a headline, “Much of the West Is On Fire, Illustrating the Dangers of Climate Extremes.” 

Why This Matters:  Did we mention that fire season has not even officially begun yet?

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Trump Compares His Environmental Record to Teddy Roosevelt

Trump Compares His Environmental Record to Teddy Roosevelt

The Trump presidency has been nothing short of a disaster for the environment and climate action. However, yesterday during a speech in the swing state of Florida where he announced an expansion of the ban on oil drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, Trump touted himself as the No. 1 environmentalist.  […]

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Fresh Wave of Wildfires Grip California, Setting Records

Fresh Wave of Wildfires Grip California, Setting Records

Nearly a month ago, record-setting heat and extreme weather were responsible for a series of wildfires that are still burning throughout California. Now, another extreme heatwave along with powerful winds have sparked a new wave of fires that have now burned more than 2 million acres in California this year, setting a dismal record. And […]

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