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Shaping US climate opinion

Exposure to scientific information cannot explain entirely the levels of public concern about global warming in the United States. Now research shows that US views on climate change are largely affected by the actions of political groups.

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Figure 1: US climate change threat index (quarterly 2002–2010).

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Correspondence to Steven R. Brechin.

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Brechin, S. Shaping US climate opinion. Nature Clim Change 2, 236–237 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1469

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