Wednesday, December 26, 2012
by Regina Cline
Climate change issues will become more prominent in 2013 if recent developments are any indication and if efforts at the national, regional, state, and international levels continue to take shape.
Here are some of the top developments for 2012 and others to watch for in 2013:
While all of this may not garner significant public attention or major coverage in the mainstream press, the public's belief in global warming appears to be growing. For example, proponents of government action on climate change point to results of a survey conducted by Yale and George Mason University that found Americans' belief in the reality of global warming increased 13 percentage points over the past two and a half years, from 57 percent in January 2010 to 70 percent in September 2012. And that was before Hurricane Sandy.
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