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The American Meteorological Society recently published a study regarding how people who identify themselves as "independent" tend to change their opinion on climate change depending on what the weather is outside.

From the abstract:
A series of polls provide new tests for how weather influences public beliefs about climate change. Statewide data from 5,000 random-sample telephone interviews conducted on 99 days over two and a half years (2010 to 2012) are merged with temperature and precipitation indicators derived from USHCN station records.

Interviewed on unseasonably warm days, Independents tend to agree with the scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic climate change. On unseasonably cool days, they tend not to.

More from the University of New Hampshire:

An interesting graphic:

- Pete
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