Somehow, a majority of Americans still don't think climate change will affect them | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Somehow, a majority of Americans still don't think climate change will affect them

The reality of human-caused climate change was not always a controversial fact. It used to have closer to universal agreement in the United States, regardless of political affiliation, until conservative media muddied the waters with misinformation. New polling from the Yale Program on Climate Communication suggests that the fact that the planet is warming is once again getting harder to deny, even for those drinking from the poisoned wells of Fox News. But as more people come around to the reality, less than half actually believe that they personally will be affected, which is just so very American.

According to information provided to NBC News, the Yale-conducted survey asked people in all 50 states if they believed the statement, "global warming is mostly caused by human activities." In total, 57% of Americans said they were in agreement with that statement. While the overall figure isn't as high as one might want it to be, the survey also found that the statement had more than 50% support in 46 states. That's a drastic improvement over the last time Yale conducted the survey: In 2014, the university polling found that 48% of Americans overall believed humans were responsible for global warming, and just 18 states had a majority of people recognizing that reality. The only holdout states in the latest round of surveying were Kentucky, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming — all states that still have a heavy reliance on coal, fracking, and oil extraction.

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