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Poll Deck: Communicating About Climate Change and Extreme Weather


Key Takeaways:

  • Seven in ten say climate change is a major crisis or problem.
  • Nearly half of Americans say their community's weather this summer differs from that of past summers, including hotter weather caused by climate change.
  • A rebuttal focused on the daily impacts felt from climate change is more effective than focusing on casualties and extreme weather when responding to those who say we shouldn't invest in tackling climate change.

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(This poll was collected by the Environmental Polling Consortium. If you would like to learn more about the EPC and receive weekly polling insights, please contact