A stark information responsibility reality check; get the facts here
Concern about climate change has dropped for Americans during the past two years, according to a Gallup poll released in March and cited by a report from news agency AFP. The number of respondents who said they thought "the seriousness of global warming is generally exaggerated" increased to 48 percent from 2009's 41 percent.
Such attitudes prompted a satirical response from The Onion late last year, which ran a piece with the headline "Report: Global Warming Issue From 2 Or 3 Years Ago May Still Be Problem." In typical Onion style, the piece wryly comments on Americans' attention spans and priorities, and it cites the Oscar-winning documentary that was based on an earlier climate presentation created by Gore