Global Warming: Does the American public care?
During the past decade, many climate scientists have been frustrated by the American public's apparent indifference to climate change and the threats it may pose.
Is it really true? Do Americans really not accept the opinions of scientific experts on climate change? In this presentation, Professor Jon Krosnick will describe findings from a series of national surveys that he has designed and conducted since 1996, tracking what Americans do and do not believe on this issue and what they do and do not want to have done about it. And one of his newest surveys focused exclusively on residents of Massachusetts, illuminating what they want government to do and how they want their Senators and Congressional Representatives to vote. Surprising results challenge many widely-held presumptions about public opinion in the nation and in Massachusetts and help to set the stage for future discussion of climate change in Washington and in Boston.