Rural Nebraska Poll shows changing attitudes on climate change

Rural Nebraska Poll

By Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star

Excerpt
A majority of rural Nebraskans believe the state should start adapting to a changing climate, according to a survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this year. Sixty-one percent of the more than 2,200 respondents to the Nebraska Rural Poll said the state should begin preparing for climate change in order to reduce its impact on agriculture, rural communities, forestry and natural resources . . . Eight in 10 respondents said Nebraska should do more to build the state’s solar or wind energy production, while roughly 60 percent agreed resources like ethanol or biodiesel should be explored in greater depth.

Nebraska Rural Poll

Photo Credit: Richard Piersol / Lincoln Journal Star. This file photo from 2012 shows a drought-stricken ear of corn near Fremont.

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