Global Warming: Attitudes Toward Our Changing World

This January was the fourth-warmest on record.
Credit NASA Goddard Photo and Video / Creative Commons

A recent Gallup poll found that, when it comes to climate change, Americans just aren't that worried. Less than 36% of those surveyed recognized global warming as an immediate threat, while most placed economic, federal spending, and healthcare issues above the need for environmental action. 

Last week concerned Senate Democrats held an overnight climate change filibuster, where senators drew attention to the urgency and effects of our warming planet.

On our program, we take a look at society’s role in climate change. How are we adapting to global warming? And is there anything we can do to stop it?

Later, we also follow up to our campus sexual assault show with an update from Rep. Roberta Willis.


  • Parker Liautaud - Polar Explorer and Climate Change Campaigner 
  • Gary Yohe ​- Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University
  • Anthony Leiserowitz - Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
  • State Rep. Roberta Willis - House Chair of the Higher Education Committee