Surprise! New Poll Shows Americans Lead the Developed World in Climate Change Denial
America: Land of the free, home of the brave, and kingdom of deniers. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but a new poll has found that climate denial is thriving in the United States. In fact, the only countries that deny climate change harder than America are Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
The survey—conducted by the YouGov-Cambridge Global Project in partnership with the Guardian—included 23 of the world’s largest countries where the U.S. ranks No. 3 on the climate denial scale. More than 25,000 people were surveyed online for this analysis, which found that 13 percent of Americans believe that humans are not at all responsible for climate change. On the other hand, only 6 percent of the Chinese and British public don’t blame people. What is wrong with us?!
Another 5 percent of Americans don’t even believe the climate is changing. To put this all in perspective, that’s some 58 million individuals in the U.S. who are in denial of reality. This is despite growing evidence—like deadly ass wildfires and hurricanes—that is, well, hard to ignore.