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What it means
Americans support action on climate
- A April 2019 Yale/GMU poll found American 82% of voters support requiring companies to limit the amount of greenhouse gas pollution they emit.
- FiveThirtyEight: Americans Were A Lot Less Worried About Climate Change Before Trump Took Office
- A 2018 Gallup survey shows that 62 of Americans currently say the government is doing too little to protect the environment—the highest in 12 years.
- A Yale polling analysis found 77% of Americans, including majorities in every congressional district, support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.
Diverse voices back solutions
Even as the Trump administration moves backwards, diverse and powerful groups across the country are speaking out on the need to address climate change.
- A coalition 17 major corporations and environmental groups urges Congress to pass legislation addressing climate change.
- Organizations representing diverse groups including the NAACP and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda support robust action to address climate change.
- Military experts agree climate change is a threat multiplier and ignoring it puts troops in harms’ way.
- Over 4 million Americans are employed in sustainability-related fields and are leading the transition to a clean energy future.
- Thousands of cities, states, tribes, universities, and businesses say they’re “still in” and support the Paris Agreement.
- Fourth National Climate Assessment (Released November 2018)
- U.S. Government Accountability Office Report: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure (Released September 2017)
- International Panel on Climate Change Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5oC (Released October 2018)