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When it is cold, and on climate change so we do not research revealed

"It turned out that the current weather can strongly influence people's views on global warming," says Simon Donner of the University of British Columbia. The colder, the more the American public and journalists tend to doubt the scientific conclusion about the climate. Conversely, their fears of global warming are rising with higher temperatures.

Simon Donner along with his student Jeremy McDaniels compared the tone of the texts of opinion columns and comments of major American newspapers with information about the weather at the time of publication. They followed between 1990 and 2010.

Among the newspapers were processed as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or USA Today. Researchers have focused on the relationship between the average local temperature, the polls and the tone of newspaper articles.

And the result is that people who are strongly convinced about climate change, they tend to cool the theories about global warming not to. Conversely, during the hot period of growing concern about the impacts of climate change.

"Our research may help explain the significant changes and inconsistencies in American public opinion on climate change," says Simon Donner.


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