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Poll: Climate change seen as mounting health threat
Jason Millman. Axios
Americans view climate change as a health issue and expect this summer’s weather to be as extreme or worse than last summer’s. 65% of Americans agree that climate change is a “threat to human health”. Two in five (40%) believe that climate change presents a “large” or “moderate” risk to their own personal health and well-being. Most Americans (63%) expect this summer to either be on par with last summer (36%) or even worse (37%) in terms of weather-related issues – even after hearing that 2023 was the warmest year on record for the planet. This is clearly a source of anxiety for Americans heading into the warmer months, with most (53%) saying that they are concerned about themselves or someone in their family being impacted by extreme weather this summer.