American Acceptance of Global Warming Retreats in Wake of Winter 2014

Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy, No. 12, June 2014

10 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2015

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Christopher P. Borick

Muhlenberg College

Barry G. Rabe

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: June 30, 2014

Abstract

The winter of 2014 took its toll on many aspects of life in the United States. From individual level costs such as increased heating expenses and disrupted work schedules to broad economic effects including strained public works budgets and slower than expected growth in gross domestic product, the generally cold and snowy winter left a substantial impact on the lives of many Americans. Along with the numerous economic and fiscal effects the last winter left behind has been an erosion in public acceptance of the existence of global warming. In the wake of winter 2014 Americans are less likely to say that there is solid evidence of global warming than at any point measured since the spring of 2011. These are among the key findings of the latest round of the National Surveys on Energy and Environment (NSEE) from the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College.

Suggested Citation

Borick, Christopher P. and Rabe, Barry G., American Acceptance of Global Warming Retreats in Wake of Winter 2014 (June 30, 2014). Issues in Energy and Environmental Policy, No. 12, June 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2652405

Christopher P. Borick

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Barry G. Rabe (Contact Author)

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