American Teens Know Less About Climate Change Than Their Parents
Compared to the rest of the world, people in the US really lag behind in their knowledge of climate change. And a new survey done by Yale University's Project on Climate Change Communication shows that American teens knowledge of climate change generally trails that of adults--just 25% of teens received a passing score in the survey, compared to 30% of adults. Sigh. The good news in this (barely)? Roughly two-thirds of both adults and teens say that switching to renewable energy will reduce global warming either some or a lot. And while two-thirds of adults can correctly identify what the greenhouse effect is, 77% of teens can.