The sudden increase in the temperature across most parts of the US seems to be impacting the acceptance of climate science for the Americans. There has been a study conducted in this regard which explains, the world is getting warmer due to one major factor and that is- human activity.
According to the longest-running surveys conducted on Americans and their attitudes regarding the climate change, more than 73% of the American public now thinks there is a solid evidence of global warming. 60% of the population in the US believes that the warming is caused due to human influences, in some parts. Both of the findings are estimated to be higher in the survey that was conducted by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College in the year 2008.
According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, the latest poll was held in May and it was recorded to be hotter than any other survey conducted in May in the last 124 years of record keeping. Chris Borick, the director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion was reported saying that there are several shreds of evidence that signify that weather is a contributing factor to understand the changing climate. However, there are numerous other factors to name. People complain that they are experiencing a different climate compared to the climate they used to experience in the past.
Americans are now becoming more confident to speak in this regard. According to the latest survey, while 90% of the Democrats believe that there is a solid evidence of change in climate, less than 50% of the Republicans believe the same. The hot climate has persisted in several parts of the U.S. this May with Los Angeles showing an overnight increase in temperature at 79°F on 7th of July. More than 80 million people from cities like Denver and Colorado have been shifted to safe locations in the recent weeks because of the dramatically increasing heat.