Responses to the Monday Poll rolled in as President Barack Obama and other leaders from more than 100 nations gathered in Paris for the United Nations climate summit.
The results from more than 1,050 responses generally fell in line with Obama’s contentions that countries need to take serious action that will reduce global warming — and its potentially disastrous effects on the Earth.
1) The growing use of fossil fuels is responsible for melting polar ice, causing sea levels to rise, threatening shorelines and making storms more violent.
Agree strongly 59%
Disagree strongly 23%
2) The changing climate is part of a cyclical condition of the planet, which will self-correct.
Agree strongly 24%
Disagree strongly 48%
3) The U.N. summit in Paris is just political grandstanding to benefit nations like India and China.
Agree strongly 25%
Disagree strongly 46%
4) Climate change must be a high priority for discussion among U.S. presidential contenders given their stark differences on how to handle the issue.
Agree strongly 61%
Disagree strongly 21%