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Report: 2/3s Of Spokane, 57% Of Kootenai Co Sez Global Warming Real

Source: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. (SR Ilustration: Molly Quinn)

About 65 percent of Spokane County residents think global warming is happening, but only about 45 percent believe it’s mostly human-caused, according to a national model of climate change perceptions. The modeling is the first to track public opinions of global warming across more than 3,000 U.S. counties, illustrating geographic variations within most states. In Washington, for instance, King County residents are most likely to believe that global warming is real (74 percent) and mostly human-caused (55 percent). Lewis County has the highest proportion of skeptics: 56 percent of residents in the rural, Southwest Washington county think global warming is real and 40 percent believe it’s mostly human-caused. Idaho has a similar divide. In Latah County, which is home to the University of Idaho, 67 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, compared to 52 percent in neighboring Benewah County/Becky Kramer, SR. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree that global warming is happening?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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