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On April 22, leaders and representatives from more than 150 countries will gather at the United Nations to sign the global climate change agreement reached in Paris in December. Pew Research Center's spring 2015 survey found that people around the world are concerned about climate change and want their governments to take action.

Majorities in all 40 nations polled say climate change is a serious problem, and a global median of 54% believe it is a very serious problem. www.pewresearch.org


A 2014 report by Ipsos Mori, a marketing firm, found that the United States is the country that is, by a good margin, the country where people are most likely to disagree with the statement, "The climate change we are currently seeing is largely the result of human activity." The countries that are runners-up are the UK and Australia.

Plenty of other world countries have disagreements over the best way to tackle climate change -- there are arguments as to whether the burden should fall mostly on the developed world rather than the developing world, there are arguments over whether we should toy with climate engineering or not, and there are arguments over whether we should focus on renewable energy rather than clean-but-potentially-still-dangerous nuclear energy.

But most countries are no longer entertaining the debate as to whether or not man-made climate change is real. Most countries accepted that fact long ago. But the Republican Party in the United States remains one of the last true bastions in the world of climate denial. matadornetwork.com

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