Friday, June 2, 2017

Climate Change Beliefs and Poor Risk Perception

Most Americans do believe that climate change will cause harm; but, they just don't think that it will happen to them personally. However, the few people who don't cater to such foolish irrationality are the people in south Florida (subject to observable risk from hurricanes and sea level rise) and south Texas (experienced severe drought risk). At least the people of the American West who have seen risky weather related events are now talking about climate change.

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in 6 maps: