Inside USD: San Diegans Show Greater Concern About Climate Change

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Inside USD - When it comes to climate change, San Diegans are more aware than others in the U.S. that it’s occurring and of the threats it poses to the environment, according to a survey by the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership.

“In the wake of a polarizing national dialogue around scientific research on climate change,” said Dr. Michel Boudrias of USD, the partnership’s lead scientist, ”the survey suggests residents support the San Diego region showing national leadership in responding to the impacts posed by a changing climate. They get it, they understand it and they seem to know it’s affecting the region’s water supply and coastlines, and could have a long-term impact on health, wildfires and other quality of life issues.”

According to the survey of more than 1,000  San Diego residents, nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of San Diegans understand there is a scientific consensus regarding the science of climate change, a critical distinction in the national dialogue. Furthermore, San Diegans agree there are links suggesting the connection between carbon dioxide emissions and the effects of climate change. (Full Story)


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