Myth: At least 50% of Americans do not believe in anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change.
Fact: The overwhelming majority of climatologists consider anthropogenic climate change to be settled scientific fact.
Inexpensive energy has literally fueled America’s unrivaled economic growth for generations, but again, we Americans seem to think that the world is out to get us. By a margin unknown in the rest of the world, Americans believe climate change is a hoax perpetrated to take advantage of us. Many think our economy cannot thrive without heavy use of fossil fuels, and that “clean coal” can address any environmental concerns.
At Civics Nation, we believe the overwhelming consensus of climatologists who agree that global climate change is real and that mankind is causing it or at least dramatically worsening it, posing an existential threat to life on earth.