Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA

@article{Howe2015GeographicVI,
  title={Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA},
  author={Peter D. Howe and Matto Mildenberger and Jennifer R. Marlon and Anthony Leiserowitz},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  year={2015},
  volume={5},
  pages={596-603}
}
Action on climate change requires public support. A study of public opinion in the United States reveals substantial variation across the nation. 

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