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Pete Ackerman | Fight Climate Change in Ways That Help Economy

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Commentary Most people are concerned about all the negative effects of climate change, a recent Yale survey found. Large majorities of voters support policies to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy, and this support is often across party lines.

The survey was conducted in December by Yale and George Mason Universities, polling a nationally representative sample of registered voters across the political spectrum. The survey found large majorities of NPR, MSNBC and CNN audiences are either alarmed or concerned about global warming.

I was pleased to also see 57% of Fox News audiences are alarmed, concerned, or cautious about global warming, versus only 36% who are doubtful or dismissive.

Even Santa Clarita’s conservative U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia said he’s concerned about global warming when meeting with some of our Santa Clarita chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby last August. CCL is a nationwide nonprofit advocating for bipartisan ways to fight climate change.

Many people believe, however, that tackling climate change will hurt our economy.

I used to believe this was a price to be paid to leave a livable world to my kids and grandkids. An economic analysis out of Columbia University in New York, however, found that the clean energy fight can also […]

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