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Heavy snow in Buffalo

Political Affiliation Affects How People Perceive Extreme Weather

Weather events like unseasonably warm days or epic snowstorms should be a convincing argument for climate change. But according to a new study in Nature Climate Change, how people perceive the weather has a lot to do with their political beliefs. Respondents were polled in March 2012, just after an unusually warm winter. As outlined […]

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AP 50TH CIVIL RIGHTS ANNIVERSARY A USA DC

New Analysis: Red States and Blue States Agree We Need Action on Climate Change

Conventional wisdom (and research) tells us that Republicans and Democrats are about as far apart in their views on climate change as you can get. But a new meta-analysis of polling data recently featured in The Huffington Post suggests a different story. The analysis, conducted by the Program for Public Consultation (PPC), a joint project of the […]

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56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

A poll released today by Rasmussen Reports reveals that since the recent cap on the Gulf oil spill, Americans are still more in favor of offshore (56%) and deepwater (47%) drilling than against it, yet they also have concerns about the environment as well. 72% are at least a little concerned that new offshore oil […]

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"Hands Across the Sand" Offshore Drilling Protest - Was it a success?

“Hands Across the Sand” Offshore Drilling Protest – Was it a success?

In a recent article in The New Republic, Jonathan Cohn assesses the turnout from the recent "Hands Across the Sand" an international offshore drilling protest that took place last Saturday, June 26th. He asserts that the turnout was relatively small, especially with respect to the recent oil spill. Cohn uses this example as an indication […]

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