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Letter: Majority of Utahns believe in climate change — and politicians should take note

This could also be in comparison to a 2016 Yale climate learn about that discovered handiest 62 % of Utahns believed that the climate used to be converting at the moment, and simply 43 % believed that it used to be most commonly led to through human actions. The Yale learn about additional indicated that 79 % of Utahns supported executive investment for renewable-energy analysis, and 67 % mentioned the federal government should keep an eye on carbon dioxide, idea through a majority of scientists globally to be a key contributor to world warming as a pollutant.

In only a yr, this represents an important shift in attitudes, appearing that, now, a majority of us in Utah believe in, and are taken with climate change. Hopefully, our political leaders will believe taking note of this shift as representatives of the voters, and no longer simply particular hobby teams, and shall be impressed to take motion from all ranges of executive to mitigate those hostile climate results that threaten us all.

John Kennington, Cottonwood Heights

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