Americans ignorant about global warming

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    How well do you understand climate change? A new Yale University survey finds that 63% of U.S. adults believe global warming is occurring, but many do not understand why. Only 10% say they are "very well informed" on the issue.

    According to the survey, 57% know that the greenhouse effect refers to heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere and 45% understand that carbon dioxide traps heat from the planet's surface. Only 25% are aware of coral bleaching or ocean acidification.

    Climate change befuddles most Americans: Yale survey - Green House - USATODAY.com
     

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