FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 Obama administration rule, called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, led to what electric utilities say was an $18 billion clean-up of mercury and other toxins from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 Obama administration rule, called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, led to what electric utilities say was an $18 billion clean-up of mercury and other toxins from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Stadig flere amerikanere mener klimaet endrer seg

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Stadig flere amerikanere innser at klimaendringene er reelle og tror at de er menneskeskapte, viser en ny meningsmåling.

73 prosent av de spurte er enige i at det pågår global oppvarming, mot 63 prosent for tre år siden, viser målingen som er gjengitt i The New York Times.

Bare siden mars i fjor har andelen amerikanere som tror at klimaet endrer seg, økt med 3 prosentpoeng, viser målingen.

72 prosent av de spurte sier at den globale oppvarmingen er viktig for dem, mot 63 prosent i mars i fjor.

62 prosent er også overbevist om at den globale oppvarmingen i hovedsak er forårsaket av menneskelig aktivitet, mot 52 prosent for tre år siden.

Annenhver amerikaner, 48 prosent, mener USAs innbyggere alt blir negativt rammet av den globale oppvarmingen, og 49 prosent mener at de personlig vil bli rammet.

Målingen viser at amerikanerne aldri har vært mer bekymret for den globale oppvarmingen, konstaterer Yale Program on Climate Change Communication og George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication , som har utført målingen.

(©NTB)