Americans Make the Link December 30, 2011 : 7:32 PM

Americans have linked extreme weather to the climate crisis – it's time out leaders do the same:

“More than half of Americans believe that weather in the United States has gotten worse over the past several years, and even more say they believe that global warming is affecting U.S. weather, a new report finds.”

“The data come from the Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication, which tracks Americans' opinions about climate change over time. About 63 percent of Americans said they believed that global warming is occurring, essentially unchanged from 64 percent in the last survey in May 2011. Half of Americanssaid that humans contribute to climate change, a slight increase of 3 percentage points since May.”

Source: Live Science