New Haven, CT (October 3, 2007)- Recent polls have found there is a growing concern among Americans regarding global warming, and the majority of people would be willing to pay more in taxes to support local government efforts to help. In a September poll conducted by the Associated Press and Yale University, most Americans said they would be willing to pay more in property taxes, home costs and utility fees to support initiatives to encourage people to use less energy and rely on alternative sources for their energy.
Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Project on Climate Change, noted, “Nearly half of Americans now believe that global warming is either already having dangerous impacts on people around the world or will in the next 10 years-a 20 percentage-point increase since 2004. These results indicate a sea change in public opinion.”
American Opinions on Global Warming Report
Environmental News Service
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science