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While many in Washington still warn about the dangers of carbon emissions and climate change, the reality, and perhaps the one thing that experts on both sides of the debate agree on, is that Americans are paying less attention to global warming than they have in the past. TV network news and print coverage of the issue in the United States reached its peak around mid-2006 and into the first three quarters of 2007, but since then it has dropped dramatically. Public interest in the issue has also dwindled; a recent Gallup poll showed that Americans rated global warming as the environmental problem they worried about the least.
So, what’s caused this gradual decline of public interest? Here are some of the reasons why Americans are talking about climate change less than in recent years.