For about two-fifths of the American population, climate change is likely going to kill off the entire human population.
That’s according to a new poll from Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communication, which also found that a healthy majority of Americans believe people are the cause of global warm.
The study found that 39 per cent of Americans think that the chance that climate change leads to the extinction of the human race is higher than 50 percent. Most Americans, though, believe that the chances of that scenario are less than 50 percent.
The finding that 58 per cent of Americans believe climate change is human caused is the highest number the survey has seen since it started the poll in 2008. Just 30 percent of respondents indicated that they thought the changes are the result of natural fluctuations in climate and the environment.
The poll shows that a significant number of Americans …