An Associated Press-NORC poll found that 87 percent of Americans have experienced extreme weather in some form in the past five years. Sixty-four percent of Americans believe those events have been at least partially caused by climate change, up from 54 percent in April.
The poll also found nearly three-quarters of Americans acknowledge the existence of climate change, with a partisan divide on the issue.
Pollsters found 61 percent attribute the changes predominantly to human activity, compared to 29 percent who believe it to be equal parts human and natural factors and 10 percent who believe it to be entirely natural.
About three-quarters of Democrats said their concerns about climate change have increased in the past year, compared to just 29 percent of Republicans.
The figures come after a summer that brought unprecedented heat to much of the world, with the World Meteorological Organization saying June through August was the hottest three-month period on record.
A federal appeals court on Monday sided with the Biden administration against the state of Utah in a lawsuit over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “good neighbor” rule, which regulates the flow of air pollution across state lines.
All In: Building a Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Energy Workforce
Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:45-7 p.m. ET — The Park at 14th, 920 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
As the U.S. prepares for the energy transition, a renewed focus has been placed on workforce diversity in the energy industry. Join The Hill as we look to answer questions about what companies in the sector can do and what role communities and government may play. The event will feature Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C), House Assistant Democratic Leader.
Judge Aileen Cannon agreed Monday to a Justice Department (DOJ) request to hold hearings to examine potential conflicts of interest of two attorneys representing former President Trump’s co-defendants in the Mar-a-Lago case. Read more
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is ramping up the pressure on Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to avoid a government shutdown by moving first on a stopgap funding bill that will pass the Senate this week, a few days before the Sept. 30 deadline. Read more