Americans feel that ‘global warming’ is worse than ‘climate change’

May 30, 2014 2:14 AM

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Many Americans fear global warming more than climate change. In a report compiled by Yale Project on Climate Change Communication the two terms mean different things to different people and when mentioned they invoke different feelings, beliefs and behaviors in people. To many, ‘climate change’ is the general change in weather patterns; rainfall, fluctuations in temperature. ‘Global warming’ is taken to mean extreme weather to many Americans.

Many Americans fear global warming more than climate change. In a report compiled by Yale Project on Climate Change Communication the two terms mean different things to different people and when mentioned they invoke different feelings, beliefs and behaviors in people.

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