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Climate engagement resources organized by state


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Interactive U.S. mapping of climate opinions

Climate Chat

An everyday guide to the science of talking about climate change.

new climate resources


A new poll shows rising public concern about global warming and an increase in public agreement with scientists on why it's happening. According to Gallup, "68% of Americans — the highest Gallup has recorded — believe increases in Earth's temperatures over the last century are mainly due to the effects of pollution from human activities." Currently, 45% percent worry a "great deal" about global warming, a 13-point jump since 2015.


A new study suggests scientists' perceived credibility does not decrease with higher levels of public advocacy on a range of issues, contradicting the assumption that scientists will be less respected if they speak out on policy matters. Credibility suffered only when advocating for the specific policy of building more nuclear power plants to address climate change, suggesting that what scientists advocate for matters -- not that they should rule out advocacy altogether. More coverage in the Washington Post.  

Daniel Puskin, American University and Sarah Mills, University of Michigan. Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

Support among Americans for a carbon tax hit a new high (50%) just before the November 2016 election, and that level of support increased when survey respondents were told the carbon tax revenue would be used for either an income tax rebate (62%) or research and development for renewable energy programs (66%). Support decreased to 42% when respondents were told the revenue would be used for deficit reduction. Also, roughly half of the respondents who said they support each carbon tax option said they "strongly support" it, according to the survey from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment.