Americans on Fracking, Climate, Energy
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Like this? Share it with your network

Share

Americans on Fracking, Climate, Energy

on

  • 13,246 views

A summary of the spring 2012 results from the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, written by Sheril Kirshenbaum. ...

A summary of the spring 2012 results from the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll, written by Sheril Kirshenbaum.
Dot Earth "Your Dot" posts: http:j.mp/YourDot
UT Energy Poll: http://utenergypoll.com

Statistics

Views

Total Views
13,246
Views on SlideShare
2,667
Embed Views
10,579

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0

14 Embeds 10,579

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 10398
http://northcarolinaflowers.blogspot.com 152
http://northcarolinaflowers.blogspot.com.au 6
http://northcarolinaflowers.blogspot.ca 4
http://globalpossibilities.org 4
http://northcarolinaflowers.blogspot.ro 4
http://graphics8.nytimes.com 2
http://northcarolinaflowers.blogspot.it 2
http://submission.environmentalhealthnews.org 2
http://www.apture.com 1
http://www.cultureofscience.com 1
http://northcarolinaflowers.blogspot.co.uk 1
http://www.twylah.com 1
http://radar.weather.gov 1
More...

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft Word

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Americans on Fracking, Climate, Energy Presentation Transcript

  • 1. A Dot Earth “Your Dot” contribution from Sheril Kirshenbaum, the director of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll:In the most recent round of the Energy Poll out of the University of Texas at Austin, nearly 2,400 people--representative of the U.S. based oncensus data--were surveyed about energy consumption, pricing, development and regulation.Sixty-three percent of respondents reported they had “never heard of” or were “not familiar” with hydraulic fracturing. Just 32 percentcalled themselves “familiar,” leaving 5 percent who answered more ambiguously, “neither.” In other words, fracking is a case where the
  • 2. public lags behind the science and the technology, so we are left with a highly controversial topic that few Americans understand. But thistechnology is not only a big deal; it’s already changing the international energy landscape.Nearly two-thirds of respondents acknowledge that global climate change is occurring.When the same question is broken down by party affiliation, the notorious partisan divide emerges.
  • 3. Do you think climate change is or is not occurring?We asked those respondents who chose “is occurring” to consider a series of factors from deforestation to fossil fuel use and rate howsignificantly they believe each contributes to global climate change. Here is a look at “Natural Forces (not manmade)” broken down bypolitical affiliation:
  • 4. Natural Forces (not manmade) and Global Climate ChangeThese are just snapshots of what we have been learning through the UT Energy Poll. The more we understand about public attitudes andopinions on energy issues, the better prepared we will be to address questions, educate, and move toward more informed policy decisions.