Climate change and electricity

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Unformatted text preview: 9/17/11 Perceptions of Climate Change 9/17/11 Sourc e BBC NEW S Poll with vario us partn ers from aroun 9/17/11 9/17/11 Gallup Poll, March 9/17/11 Opinions about Global Warming: 2006-2010 Is there solid evidence that the Earth is warming? July 2006 Jan. 2007 April 2008 Oct. 2009 Oct. 2010 % % % % % Yes 79 77 71 57 59 Because of human activity 50 47 47 36 34 Because of natural patterns 23 20 18 16 18 Dont know 6 10 6 6 6 No 17 16 21 33 32 Mixed/Dont Know 4 7 8 9 10 100 100 100 100 100 9/17/11 How serious of a problem is global warming? July 2006 Jan. 2007 April 2008 Oct. 2009 Oct. 2010 Very serious 43 44 44 35 32 Somewhat serious 36 32 29 30 31 Not too serious 11 12 13 15 16 Not a problem 9 8 11 17 18 Dont know 1 3 3 3 3 100 100 100 100 100 Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Oct. 27, 2010 9/17/11 Is it a problem requiring immediate government action? July 2006 Jan. 2007 Oct. 2010 Yes 61 55 46 no 26 31 29 Dont Know 3 3 3 Not a problem/Dont know (from previous question) 10 11 21 100 100 100 Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Oct. 27, 2010 9/17/11 Do scientists agree that the earth is getting warmer because of human activity? July 2006 October 2010 Yes 59 44 No 29 44 Dont know 12 12 100 100 Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Oct. 27, 2010 9/17/11 Is there solid evidence that the Earth is warming? Republic ans Democra ts Independ ents % % % Yes 38 79 56 Because of human activity 16 53 32 Because of natural patterns 18 18 17 Dont know (vol.) 3 8 7 No 53 14 31 Mixed/Dont know (vol.) 9 6 12 100 100 100 9/17/11 Is there solid evidence that the Earth is warming?...
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