Study: Warmer temperatures lead to more worry over climate change

02/13/2013 | Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), The

Researchers have determined that changes in temperature have an impact on the number of people who are worried about climate change. "I had looked at a chart of opinion on climate change and it looked an awful lot like the chart of temperature variability over time; that's what prompted us to study this properly," said Simon Donner, an assistant professor of geography at the University of British Columbia. In particular, a one-degree increase in average temperature was linked to a 9.9% rise in the number of people who said they were concerned about climate change.

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