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A Growing Number of Global Warming Sceptics and Other Americans Say Global Warming is a Real Threat

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A growing majority of Americans think global warming is occurring, that it will become a serious problem and that the U.S. government should do something about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

Even most people who say they don't trust scientists on the environment say temperatures are rising.

The poll found 4 out of every 5 Americans said climate change will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done about it.

That's up from 73 per cent when the same question was asked in 2009.

And 57 per cent of Americans say the U.S. government should do a great deal or quite a bit about the problem.

That's up from 52 per cent in 2009. Only 22 per cent of those surveyed think little or nothing should be done, a figure that dropped from 25 per cent.

Overall, 78 per cent of those surveyed said they believe temperatures are rising, up from 75 per cent three years earlier.

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