Position:GIVEN THE EVIDENCE - Climate change and politics - Brief article

In a paper published in 2016 by the International Journal of Climatology, Princeton University researchers looked at data from a survey of Gulf Coast residents to gauge what factors affected people's willingness to believe the evidence that hurricanes are getting worse. They found that prior experience with storms, gender, and politics helped determine whether people believe the climate science. "The increasing power of Atlantic hurricanes is often connected to climate change, but studies have shown that Republicans and males tend to be more skeptical of climate change," senior researcher Ning Lin commented.

Last month the UN issued its latest dire warning on the need for sudden and...

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