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Views of climate change are shifting, simple changes to reduce carbon footprints

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For years, scientists have been sounding the alarm about the potentially disastrous effects of climate change; wildfires, longer droughts, intense hurricanes. However, a big part of making efforts to change is educating the public on ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

For years, scientists have been sounding the alarm about the potentially disastrous effects of climate change; wildfires, longer droughts, intense hurricanes. However, a big part of making efforts to change is educating the public on ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

According to a study published by the the University Of Houston 81% of Texans agree that climate change is happening, on par with views shared by 80 percent of Americans.

“It’s good to know that more people are becoming more accepting of the science,” said Sean Sublette, a meteorologist for Climate Central. It’s an organization dedicated to researching and reporting facts about what’s going on with the planet. He says pushback to understanding the science behind climate change..is solution aversion.

“People don’t like the idea of what we might have to do as a result,” said Sublette.

Those solutions, according Dr. Naruki Hiranuma of West Texas A&M, come two different ways: a top down approach with imposed rules, or a bottom […]

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