Global Warming/Other Public Health Issues

Even as the vast majority of climate scientists warn that global warming has become a critical issue for the planet, most Americans are not much more concerned than they were 30 years ago. Why?

Often, with science-based issues like global warming, peoples’ attitudes have changed as scientists reach consensus. For example, as evidence of health risks related to smoking mounted, more people began to acknowledge the health risks.

Similarly, as research was conducted on the safety benefits of seat belts, more people began wearing them.

So, why hasn’t consensus on global warming shifted? To date, that’s an unanswered question.

This post was written by Marist Poll “College 2 Career” intern Astrea Slezak.