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September 28, 2018

SCIP survey finds students more concerned about climate change

Preliminary data from the 2017-2018 Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program survey indicate 75% of University of Michigan students are “extremely sure” that climate change is happening, an increase of 10% since 2015. Robert Marans, one of the principle investigators of the survey, says recent major weather events and increased attention to climate change in the political arena have made it a more visible issue, “Given what’s going on now with the hurricane that’s coming in, (in) North Carolina and South Carolina, a lot more of these kinds of events are happening and … people are probably reacting to what the United States did in terms of pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. I think those are some of the factors that are influencing a greater concern and awareness about it.”

Read more about the preliminary findings in the Michigan Daily. The final report will be published in mid-October.