Author: CBS News
As Americans look ahead, more than half are pessimistic about the prospect of extreme weather events and climate, particularly those who report having faced more extreme weather in their local area in recent years. They say this experience with extreme weather has led them to be more concerned about climate change.
And climate is an issue most Americans want to see addressed by political leaders: a big majority want their representative in Congress to *support* efforts to fight climate change, rather than *oppose* such efforts.
Some see climate change as a more urgent issue than others. Younger Americans, in particular, place a lot of importance on tackling climate change — it’s among the top priorities they want this Congress to focus on. The percentage of those ages 18-29 who say it should be a “high” priority is the highest of any other age group.