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Ice patterns and icebergs are seen in Croaker Bay near Devon Island in Canada's Arctic, Friday, July 11, 2008.
Ice patterns and icebergs are seen in Croaker Bay near Devon Island in Canada's Arctic, Friday, July 11, 2008.
(JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Americans and Canadians viewing climate change very differently

A recent poll suggests the number of Americans who don’t believe in global warming jumped significantly over six months of 2013, a shift that occurred even as climate experts around the world voiced near unanimous agreement that the phenomenon is both real and man made.

But other studies say Canadians take a different view – that the number of us on this side of the border who believe average temperatures are climbing has increased in recent years and that we are gradually accepting human activity as the culprit.