Care About Climate? Wearing a Coat Today?

Discovery News:

Opinions about climate may be as fickle as the winds.

A simple shift in temperature and Columbia University social scientists found that opinions about future climate trends changed accordingly. In surveys of 1,200 people in the U.S. and Australia, many who thought the day was unusually warm were more likely to be concerned about global warming than they were on days they thought were unusually cold.

“I’m not sure I’d say that people are manipulated by the weather,” lead author Ye Li said in a press release by Columbia. “But for some percentage of people, it’s certainly pushing them around.”

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