Meet the United States of divided climate beliefs

April 7, 2015 9:46 PM

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Meet the United States of divided climate beliefs

If the United States were a person — let’s call her Mavis — and you asked Mavis for her thoughts on climate change, then, according to a new study out of Yale, you’d probably get a rambling, semi-coherent response that’s at once predictable, confusing, frightening, and utterly fascinating.

“Oh, I don’t know,” Mavis would say. “On the one hand, the liberal cities in me are concerned. On the other hand, the Wyoming in me is pretty chill about it. At the same time, parts of me like Hendry County, Florida, and the southwest boarder of Texas feel a little unsettled, while the northern part...

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