Scientists revealed that two-thirds of global glacier mass loss within the past two decades has been due to human activity, which is an increase from the estimated one-quarter of glacier mass loss attributed to human activity from 1851 to 2010.

Forty-six percent of U.S. adults agree that climate change is due to human activity, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Twenty-two percent of adults agree it is due to natural patterns and one-quarter believe there is no solid evidence Earth is getting warmer, despite a large consensus in the scientific community.

A recent national survey and an informal state survey conducted by IowaWatch, working with the Cedar Falls High School Tiger Hi-Line, show this conflict also plays out in the classroom.

[quiz key=”1ZVIuE3WzQhzPVay69xbVWi0_zqXShJhiWBhQCA2GLTo” source=”‘Attribution of global glacial mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes,’ by Ben Marzeion, Science Magazine; ‘Chapter 2: Climate Change and Energy Issues,’ by Cary Funk and Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center; ‘Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature, by John Cook, etc., Iop Science; ‘Climate confusion among U.S. teachers,’ by Eric Plutzer, etc., Science Magazine; IowaWatch Database; ‘Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise,’ by Robert M. DeConto and David Pollard, Nature Journal; ‘Scientists nearly double sea level rise projections for 2100, because of Antarctica,’ by Brady Dennis and Chris Moony, Washington Post; ‘Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly,’ by Justin Gillis, New York Times; ‘Clean Power Plan’ The Environmental Protection Agency webpage; United States Environmental Protection Agency webpage; ‘Application by 29 states and state agencies for immediate stay of final agency action during pendency of petitions for review,’ United States Environmental Protection Agency website.” answerstyle=”bullets” byline=”Quiz By: Christina Rueth”]

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