A new poll finds that many Americans are skeptical of the immediate impact global warming can cause on the planet.


A CBS News Poll finds that only 46 percent of Americans believe global warming will have a serious impact now. Thirty-one percent believe it will have a serious impact, but in the future, and 20 percent say that there won’t be a serious impact at all.

Breaking it down among demographics, 65 percent of Democrats believe that global warming is having an impact right now, compared to 24 percent who believe that it will have a serious impact in the future and 7 percent who think global warming won’t have an impact.

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