Poll: Californians less worried about global warming

Californians are somewhat less enthusiastic about the state's war on climate change than they were a year ago, but two-thirds of residents still support it, according to survey results released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.

Backing for Assembly Bill 32, which requires the state to cut climate-warming emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, fell from 73 percent of residents last July to 66 percent today, the survey found.

The perceived urgency of cutting emissions also fell. Today, 47 percent of residents consider global warming to be a "very serious" threat to the economy and quality of life in the state, down from 52 percent last year and 54 percent in 2007. Currently, an additional 28 percent of residents consider climate change to be a "somewhat serious" threat.

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