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December 1, 2015 12:25 PM

US supports international climate change pact, says poll

New York Times: As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change kicked off yesterday, a recent poll by the New York Times and CBS News reveals that a majority of Americans would support enactment of an international agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, 63% would support measures to limit carbon emissions from power plants in the US. Democrats and Republicans remain divided, however, with a narrow majority of Republicans remaining opposed to such an international agreement and one-third saying they don’t believe global warming will have much of an impact on the environment. Although many Republicans have said they won’t support any measures that would harm the US economy, most poll respondents indicated that they felt protecting the environment was most important.
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