As it turned out, the skeptics in relation to climate change, have become more accommodating. Now, people are less and less of this kind deny that extreme weather conditions and natural disasters are directly linked to the fact that the climate of our planet is changing, and that global warming is real.
These data were obtained after a recent public opinion poll conducted by the agency Associated Press-GfK from 23 November to 3 December 2012. In America, 80% of people now believe that climate change is a serious problem in the country, while in 2009, agrees with this was only 73%. The increase was exactly in the category of people who usually do not trust environmental scientists. To change their views in the most affected lived experience: record jumps in temperature, flooding in New York and frequent news of melting Arctic ice, droughts in the central western United States.
In answering the general question of whether to believe or not to believe in climate change, 78% replied in the affirmative, that is only slightly larger in comparison with the results of the survey in 2009. The data obtained in this case, Associated Press, fully consistent statistics surveys conducted by other agencies.
61% of skeptics still recognizes that the world gets warmer. In 2009, these people were only 47%. One of the three respondents from the last poll came from the category of denying climate change in category I doubt that it is real. This fracture in the opinion of Americans was driven by natural disasters, which they had to observe.
In a survey of Associated Press-GfK attended 1002 adult U.S. citizen, margin of error in calculating the response of + / -3.9 percentage points. In groups of respondents it a little more. Basic forms of the survey: a telephone conversation on the cellular and fixed networks.