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Polling Shows Growing Climate Concern Among Americans. But Outsized Influence of Deniers Remains a Roadblock

Sign reading "denial is not a policy" at the NYC Climate Strike in 2019
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More Americans than ever before — 54 percent, recent Polling data shows — are alarmed or concerned about Climate change, which scientists warn is a planetary emergency unfolding in the form of searing heat, prolonged drought, massive wildfires, monstrous storms, and other extremes.

These kinds of disasters are becoming increasingly costly and impossible to ignore. Yet even as the American public becomes progressively more worried about the climate crisis, a shrinking but vocal slice of the country continues to dismiss these concerns, impeding efforts to address the monumental global challenge.

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