Environmentalists, scientists and lawmakers concerned about global warming are going back to basics: persuading the public that the problem is real, Darren Samuelsohn reports at Politico.
Thanks to factors such as the “Climategate” imbroglio and the political ascension of climate change skeptics, the issue has dropped off the radar for many Americans. In a recent survey, the Yale Project on Climate Change found that the number of people in the United States who believe in global warming fell from 71 percent to 56 percent between 2008 and 2010.
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