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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Global Warming Update: More study needed

Analysis By JON COHEN and GARY LANGER at ABC News
Nearly six in 10 Americans think global warming likely is under way and as many accept that human activities play a significant role. But — like the Bush administration — most part company with scientists' calls for prompt government action.

That lack of urgency stems from perceptions of the hazard: While a vast majority, nearly eight in 10, believe global warming will pose a serious threat to future generations, far fewer — just one-third — think it will affect their own lives. The majority who see the risk as a distant one overwhelmingly prefer more study to immediate action.
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