Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on extreme weather, Post-UMD poll finds

   < < Go Back
from The Washington Post,

The vast majority of scientists have found that human activity has exacerbated the effects of climate change and its contribution to more-extreme weather. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found “unequivocal” links between human activity and the warming of the atmosphere, land and ocean, according to an IPCC report in 2021.

But the Post-UMD poll shows wide differences in how Americans view this science, and how their views have shifted. Since 2019, the polling shows, Republicans haven’t budged from their skepticism about climate change being a major factor in heat waves, while the percentage of Democrats making the link has increased from 79 percent to 85 percent.

More From The Washington Post (subscription required):