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Majority of Americans worried about global garming

A new survey out finds a majority of Americans are worried about global warming and want the government to address the problem. Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment conducted the survey. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.

study finds 60-percent of Americans are pessimistic about the future health of the environment. 69-percent believe global warming poses a real threat.
Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick says a vast majority of those surveyed believe they are seeing the effects of global warming with their own eyes.

Pictures of melting glaciers and the poles, we're hearing about heat records being broken over the summer, obviously the hurricane in New Orleans, I think all of those are contributing to people's confidence that it's a real phenomenon.

A large chunk of those surveyed think the government isn't doing enough to protect the environment. Just 21-percent approve of the way President Bush handles the issue. Beth Ford Roth, KPBS News.

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