What’s In A Name? Global Warming Vs. Climate Change In The Eyes Of Americans

May 29, 2014 2:37 PM

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What’s In A Name? Global Warming Vs. Climate Change In The Eyes Of Americans

The authors found that the term “global warming” is associated with greater public understanding, emotional engagement and support for personal and national action than the term “climate change,” which is often favored by scientists.

While for some in-the-know, the two phrases are often seen as synonymous, the report—which analyzed three separate studies—clearly shows that they mean different things to different Americans. The general public tends to favor the term “global warming”—and perhaps we should take note.

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