There is more climate denial in the US than in any other country. In this podcast episode, Anthony Leiserowitz from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication joins the FiveThirtyEight podcast. Profitable fossil fuel resources in the US (and a few other English-speaking countries) are a primary cause of organized climate denial in the US. Now in America, a record high 74% believe that climate change is happening, and 61% believe climate change is human-caused. Beliefs about climate are very polarized in US: Republicans are far less likely to say that climate and extreme weather are affecting them. However, there are instances where Republicans and conservatives can support clean energy policies.
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