As a scientist, I'm dismayed at recent news that American's attitudes regarding climate change are taking a bit of a nose-dive toward disbelief. I am definitely in the camp that feels that blame for this can be split between poorly-communicating scientists and fear-mongering pundits. Come on science! Get on the ball!
With that said, I was heartened to see this figure which seems to indicate that the majority of the population is at least considering the consequences.