America’s Warming Stripes: Why Midwesterners are less likely to ‘believe’ in climate change

I recently moved from Houston, TX to the Upper Midwest — to a small town in northeast Wisconsin. I’ve noticed that people seem to be relatively non-concerned with climate change, recycling, and the general state of the environment, despite displaying overall more support for social safety nets and policies of tolerance. Put another way, the people in Wisconsin are generally more socially and fiscally liberal than the southerners down in Texas but, for whatever reason, the Wisconsinites aren’t as…

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JP Akhter

JP Akhter

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Scientist, artist, mother, T1D :: I observe the world from a secular humanism perspective, and I write about nature, culture, and the characters in my life.