More than one-quarter of Americans are climate change sceptics, according to a new report released by the Public Religion Research Institute. These deniers don’t believe that the planet Earth’s climate is changing, even though 97% of scientists believe it is.
When asked why they don’t believe, the sceptics’ most common response was that they had not noticed a change in the weather around them, and that the weather was actually getting colder where they lived.
“I hunt a lot, and last winter I froze my butt off,” wrote one respondent.
Here is a chart from the report showing this and other reasons that sceptics gave for doubting climate change.
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