Most Americans See Link Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

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Extreme weather events have affected many parts of the United States in the past year, and most Americans (60%) who experienced it see a link to climate change, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Collectively, 71% of Americans say their community has experienced at least one of the forms of extreme weather, including floods or intense storms (43%), long periods of unusually hot weather (42%), droughts or water shortages (31%), major wildfires (21%) and rising sea levels (16%). Since 2019, there have been 65 weather and climate disasters - including nine so far this year - that have each caused at least $1 billion in damages.

August 19, 2022 - 12:30pm
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