The message from the United Nations is clear: the world has to act swiftly if it is going to mitigate some of the worst impacts of climate change. But while a majority of Americans may believe there is solid evidence that the planet is getting warmer, only about a third say it should be a legislative priority this year. In this PBS NewsHour video, explore the global concern over climate change and the reaction from Americans to the threat. This report is from April 1, 2014.
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