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Yale Survey: "Large majority" of Americans Support International Climate Treaty

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A timely new survey by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication has some interesting findings regarding Americans' attitudes towards an international climate treaty. These top-line results may surprise you:

  • "[A] large majority of Americans (66%) support signing an international treaty requiring the US to cut emissions 90% by 2050."
  • "[L]arge majorities of Democrats (81%) and Independents support such a treaty (61%), while almost half of Republicans support such a treaty (49%).

In other words, it appears that Americans are well ahead of the politicians when it comes to support for an international treaty on curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Perhaps this isn't surprising when you consider that  many of those politicians receive large sums of money from the dirty energy industry, while almost no rank-and-file Americans do.