New Research on the Spiral of Silence: A Majority of Americans are Interested in Global Warming but They Don’t Hear or Talk About it

A couple of weeks ago the NBC Evening News played on TV as I prepared dinner. A reporter stood on a patch of snow in Alaska complaining about the melting ice and record 90-degree temperatures in Anchorage. “Hooray! Finally an in-depth segment on climate change,” I said aloud. But the segment quickly ended. The anchorwoman continued, “In other news, Stevie Wonder needs a kidney transplant,” blah blah blah.