The Center for Climate Change Communication At George Mason University recently released the third report from their latest national Survey, Public Support for Climate & Energy Policies.
I was heartened (ecstatic, elated!) to learn that the majority of Americans support national global action on global warming. Here are some of my favorite findings:
- Most Americans (83%) say the U.S. should make an effort to reduce global warming, even if it has economic costs.
- A majority of Americans (71%) say global warming should be a “very high, “”high,”, or “medium” priority for the president and Congress.
The support of several climate and energy policies even crosses party lines!
- Providing tax rebates for people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels (82% of Democrats and 62% of Republicans support this)
- Funding more research into renewable energy sources (84% and 60% respectively)
- Regulating CO2 as a pollutant (85% and 55%)
- Eliminating all subsidies for the fossil-fuel industry (67% and 52%)
Not enough environmental statistics? Need more? Check out the original music video for the song “Margin of Error” from THE GREAT IMMENSITY over here. It’s currently on never-ending-repeat on my iPod.
What do you think? Which climate and energy policies do you think are most important?