Friday, July 19, 2024

Latinos See Climate Change as Serious Issue, Support Taking Action

Latino Family and Environment
According to a national poll conducted by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), 74% of Latinos believe climate change is a very serious problem.

A total of 1,218 Latinos were polled as a response to President Obama’s comments about climate change in his State of the Union address. The Latino response was 10% higher than the national average amongst all American adults.

“In light of state of the union, we wanted to see where Latinos stood on Obama’s comments about climate change,” says Adrianna Quintero, Director of Voces Verdes. “What was surprising was that once again Latinos have higher support for taking action against global warming.”

The poll also reported that Latinos see climate change as being “correlated to other important issues.” They feel that President Obama has the right to reduce carbon pollution and that more work can be done to put an end to climate change “for the sake of our children”.

“It’s an economic issue. It’s a health issue,” says Andrea Delgado, Legislative Representative at Earthjustice and former fellow at the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change. “Making sure we’re protecting communities all across the board, means nurturing cleaner energy from cradle to grave.”

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