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How El Paso feels about climate change


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How El Paso feels about climate change

Stacker compiled statistics about how people in El Paso feel about climate change using data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. The data is from a survey conducted in 2020.

Climate change, despite impacting everyone in some way, is a deeply divisive issue, particularly with regard to how much responsibility should be placed on human behavior and to what degree the U.S. government should step in to mitigate our role in the crisis.

Age, race, political affiliation, and geography are just some of the factors that contribute to differing, often opposing attitudes on climate change. For instance, Gen Zers and millennials are more willing to give up fossil fuels than older generations, and Democrats, across all other demographic splits, are more likely to view climate change as a top political priority than Republicans. Roughly 82% of Democrats see climate change as a critical threat compared to just 16% of Republicans.

Even in Republican regions walloped by extreme climate-related weather events like droughts, fires, heat waves, and tropical storms, there is still resistance to phasing out fossil fuels, which scientists iterate is essential to climate crisis mitigation.

Read on to see how your region feels about climate change.

El Paso, TX climate opinions

– 78.2% think global warming is happening
— 6.2% greater than national average
– 64.1% think global warming is caused mostly by humans
— 7.1% greater than national average
– 72.7% are somewhat/very worried about global warming
— 9.7% greater than national average
– 77.6% think global warming will harm future generations
— 6.6% greater than national average
– 56.0% think global warming will harm them personally
— 13.0% greater than national average

Metros where the most people think global warming is happening

#1. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA: 84.4% think global warming is happening
#2. Ithaca, NY: 83.0%
#3. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA: 82.7%
#4. Urban Honolulu, HI: 82.5%
#5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: 82.2%

Metros where the fewest people think global warming is happening

#1. Cullman, AL: 49.4% think global warming is happening
#2. Point Pleasant, WV-OH: 50.7%
#3. Central City, KY: 52.0%
#4. Craig, CO: 53.3%
#5. Gillette, WY: 53.6%

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  1. Notice how the areas of the country that tend to disavow climate change are areas where people are poorer and less educated? Sort of like the Trumpite filth in El Paso County.

  2. The trumpites confirming my observations about their lack of education. They still confuse weather with climate change. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Sad, isn’t it?

    1. Climate has always changed and always will. Humans have no impact on climate. Look at the charts going back centuries. It’s a cycle. In fact, all indications from the most recent research from ACTUAL climatologists like Joe Bas.tardi and Steve Milloy is that we are actually heading into another mini ice age. Right on schedule too. Here’s more facts for you but I know, as usual, you won’t read it. You struggle with understanding of basic topics and don’t understand facts. https://www.zerohedge.com/political/scientists-conclude-dire-climate-change-models-were-wrong-now-what

      1. When it comes to alberta/charlie, it is hard to give any credence to a guy whose only claim to fame is two dozen personalities, a bad conduct discharge from the Navy and drug arrests for glue sniffing.

  3. The Earth, our Sun and every solar system is finite. It will end eventually. Accept it and stop trying to think Marxists like AOC, Bernie or any of those fools have any chance or idea that will change that fact.

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