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Saturday, October 23, 2010

U.S. Climate Knowledge

Tony Leiserowitz et al have published a survey of U.S. knowledge of climate change. While the results aren't particularly encouraging (with over 50% of survey respondents scoring an 'F'), this is probably representative of the U.S. public's knowledge of science in general. Nevertheless, it highlights the significant challenges involved in building public support for climate policy (be it mitigation or adaptation). The good news: the survey evidences the long-held public trust in the scientific community.

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