Fixed on climate change

Views remain static despite record temperatures on east and west coasts

The U.S. saw record warm and cold temperatures this winter on the West and East coasts, respectively. Despite this, views on climate change remain fairly static. According to a recent Gallup survey, the number of skeptics hovers at about a third of the country (16 percent say global warming effects will never happen, while 17 percent say the effects won’t happen during their lifetime). Meanwhile, the number of folks who worry a “great deal” about global warming actually dropped slightly (from 56 percent in 2014 to 55 percent).