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American Climate Metrics 2016 - LA

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We surveyed Los Angelenos to determine their climate beliefs and values - and compared those results to Americans' broader climate values. The results may surprise you!

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American Climate Metrics 2016 - LA

  1. 1. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles
  2. 2. Angelenos believe in and are concerned about climate change. They are more likely to attribute climate change to human activity than other U.S. citizens. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 2
  3. 3. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 3 Angelenos believe climate change is happening: Los Angeles 2016 87% 83% United States 2016
  4. 4. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 4 believe climate change is happening due to either human activities or a combination of human and natural causes 84% 81% U.S. 2016 84% L.A. 2015 L.A. 2016 believe it is mainly due to human activity 36% 26% U.S. 2016 28% L.A. 2015 L.A. 2016 believe it is happening due to a combination of both human activities and natural causes 48% 55% U.S. 2016 56% L.A. 2015 L.A. 2016
  5. 5. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 5 Angelenos have increasing concern about climate change: are concerned about climate change 76% U.S. 2016 78% L.A. 2015 82%L.A. 2016 U.S. 2016 very concerned not concerned 38% 46%L.A. 2016 concerned 36% 18%
  6. 6. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 6 Angelenos feel climate impacts more than the U.S. population as a whole.
  7. 7. Angelenos feel more personally affected by: L.A. 2016 U.S. 2016 More frequent and severe droughts Availability of clean water Increased cost of food 80% 56% 74% 74%62% 44% Record heat waves during summer 72% 67% American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 7
  8. 8. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 8 Angelenos' climate values top the charts.
  9. 9. Angelenos' climate values top the charts: say clean water is a critical right for all people 90% U.S. 2016 89% L.A. 2015 89%L.A. 2016 say we have a moral responsibility to create a safe and healthy climate for ourselves and our children 87% U.S. 2016 87% L.A. 2015 88%L.A. 2016 American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 9
  10. 10. Angelenos are hopeful we can reduce the pollution that causes climate change, but pessimistic about government's ability to agree on how to do it. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 10
  11. 11. Angelenos believe we can address climate change: are hopeful that we can reduce the pollution that is causing climate change 81% U.S. 2016 81% L.A. 2015 81%L.A. 2016 say we could address climate change effectively, but that our government is broken and can’t agree on how to do it 74% U.S. 2016 67% L.A. 2015 74%L.A. 2016 American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 11
  12. 12. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 12 Angelenos strongly support clean energy and a pollution fee on companies responsible for greenhouse gas emissions.
  13. 13. How much more should the United States be producing energy from each source than it is today? L.A. 2016 (%) U.S. 2016 (%) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Wind and Solar 8888 Natural gas 61 61 Oil 4241 Coal 3027 Nuclear 3734 American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 13
  14. 14. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 14 favor a proposal to reduce climate change pollution by charging large companies a fee for the pollution they create 77% U.S. 2016 77% L.A. 2015 80%L.A. 2016
  15. 15. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 15 Angelenos recognize the benefits climate solutions will bring to their health, the economy, and jobs.
  16. 16. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 16 L.A. 2016 (%) U.S. 2016 (%) L.A. 2015 (%) 6767 75 57 6669 56 66 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Improve health Improve the economy Increase jobs 51 If the United States took steps to prevent future climate change, it would:
  17. 17. Angelenos want their city to prepare for climate change, but there is room for improvement in educating them how Los Angeles is already addressing climate change. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 17
  18. 18. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 18 Citizens agree: I want my city to prepare for the impacts of climate change L.A. 2016 80% U.S. 2016 74%
  19. 19. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 19 Citizens believe their city: 22% L.A. 2016 19% U.S. 2016 is purchasing renewable energy, such as wind or solar is preparing for the impacts of climate change 30% L.A. 2016 21% U.S. 2016 is taking action to conserve energy 47% L.A. 2016 32% U.S. 2016 33% L.A. 2016 28% U.S. 2016 has a program to increase environmental sustainability
  20. 20. Angelenos believe they personally, and we collectively, can and must act on climate today. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 20
  21. 21. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 21 believe we can reduce the pollution that is causing climate change 78% U.S. 2016 80% L.A. 2015 83%L.A. 2016 believe I can reduce the pollution that is causing climate change 72% U.S. 2016 73% L.A. 2015 77%L.A. 2016 59% 52% Strongly agree L.A. 2016 Strongly agree U.S. 2016 36% 40%Strongly agree L.A. 2016 Strongly agree U.S. 2016
  22. 22. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 22 41% 45% agree I need to take action now to reduce the pollution that is causing climate change 73% U.S. 2016 76% L.A. 2015 77%L.A. 2016 Strongly agree L.A. 2016 Strongly agree U.S. 2016 agree we need to take action now to reduce the pollution that is causing climate change 80% U.S. 2016 84% L.A. 2015 81%L.A. 2016 59% 59% Strongly agree L.A. 2016 Strongly agree U.S. 2016
  23. 23. Angelenos are increasingly aware of their city's efforts to engage citizens on climate. And they do their part personally, with strong climate-friendly behaviors. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 23
  24. 24. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 24 Does Los Angeles engage on climate? say the city is educating others in the city about climate change 22%L.A. 2016 say the city has a program to engage people and talk about climate change 19%L.A. 2016 11% U.S. 2016 18% L.A. 2015 say the city is talking to the public about it 15%L.A. 2016
  25. 25. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 25 68% U.S. 2016 74% L.A. 2015 have discussed climate change with family or friends 75%L.A. 2016 67% U.S. 2016 67% L.A. 2015 upgraded appliances or lighting at home 71%L.A. 2016 35% U.S. 2016 41% L.A. 2015 have shifted toward a more energy efficient form of transportation like public transport, hybrid cars, bikes or walking 51%L.A. 2016 Angelenos have strong climate-friendly behaviors:
  26. 26. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 26 Angelenos have strong climate-friendly behaviors: 38% U.S. 2016 discussed climate change at work with colleagues 51%L.A. 2016 13% U.S. 2016 have purchased renewable energy like wind or solar power for their home 23%L.A. 2016 voted for a candidate based on his/her support for taking action on climate change 47%L.A. 2016 34% U.S. 2016 31% L.A. 2015
  27. 27. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 27 Angelenos trust many messengers for climate information - but they trust scientists and health professionals the most.
  28. 28. American Climate Metrics Survey 2016 Los Angeles | 28 Angelenos trust climate change messengers: Scientists Colleges and Universities Environmental organizations Health professionals President Obama Local community leaders Federal elected leaders Congress 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 7476 76 6466 59 55 66 58 62 67 62 41 51 42 34 40 29 20 28 19 16 26 17 L.A. 2016 (%) U.S. 2016 (%) L.A. 2015 (%)
  29. 29. ecoAmerica builds a critical mass of institutional leadership, public support and political will for definitive climate solutions in the United States. Learn more at ecoAmerica.org Thank you!

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