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85% of Americans Believe Climate Change is Real, But Less Than Half Believe Humans Are the Main Cause

Climate change is likely a major source of stress for many people because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making vast tracts of land impossible to live on with any degree of satisfaction. There has been a minor movement of climate change deniers who try to argue against the science that proves its factual nature, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that 85% of Americans do indeed believe that the climate is changing.

This comes from a recent YouGov survey that highlighted how the vast majority of Americans believe in the fact based assertions that climate scientists are trying to make. In spite of the fact that this is the case, only 35% of Americans believe that humans are the main driving force behind climate change. 36% believe that humans are partially to blame, and as many as 14% stated that climate change is not occurring due to human activity.

One thing that quite a few Americans seem to agree on, however, is that climate change is an existential threat to the Earth with all things having been considered and taken into account. 57% of Americans are at least partially certain that climate change will cause a lot of economic damage to the world. 55% agree with the notion that climate change will displace lots of people and force mass migrations in the future, which will bring its own set of miserable outcomes whenever it occurs.

54% of Americans believe that many major cities will be underwater before too long, and 49% think that there is a chance that climate change could cause massive armed conflicts between nations. 37% go so far as to believe that this will be a world war and a similar number or 36% to be precise think it will make the planet a barren wasteland, so the potential dangers of climate change are definitely playing in people’s minds even if they don’t think that humans are the main cause for this phenomenon.

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