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Climate and the Environment

Farmers on the Front Line: Agriculture's Role in Fighting Climate Change

RESEARCH
Report

Climate change is wreaking havoc on agriculture and food security both in the US and abroad. In collaboration with the Farm Journal Foundation, the Council provides recommendations that are targeted both domestically and internationally.

Food and Agriculture

Green COVID-19 Recovery and Transatlantic Leadership: What Are the Prospects?

RESEARCH
Report by Paul Hofhuis

A Democratic victory provides greater opportunity for transatlantic collaboration, but underlying structures for cooperation among societal stakeholders in the United States need to be reinvigorated.

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry Remarks on COP21 and Action Beyond Paris
COP21
COVID-19

Majority of Americans Say Climate Change a Critical Threat, For First Time

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

A survey of the US public shows an overall majority of Americans (54%) consider climate change a critical threat.

View of clouds on Earth from space.
NASA
Climate and the Environment

The Chicago Climate Charter: North American Cities Taking Action on Climate

RESEARCH
Report

It is in the hands of mayors, working with their residents and local leaders, to drive concrete solutions to climate change.

The group presenting the Chicago Climate Charter.
Patrick L. Pyszka
Climate and the Environment

Slight Rise in US Public Concerns about Climate

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

In 2015, for the first time in Chicago Council Survey history, a majority of Democrats say that climate change requires immediate action and are three times more likely than Republicans to say climate change is a critical threat.

View of clouds on Earth from space.
NASA
Public Opinion

Half of Americans Say US Government Not Doing Enough on Climate Change

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

New Chicago Council Survey results show that most Americans aren’t extremely concerned about climate change, but many believe the government isn’t doing enough to combat the issue.

 View of clouds on Earth from space.
NASA
Public Opinion

Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of a Changing Climate

RESEARCH
Report by Gerald C. Nelson

This report urges the US government to take action to curb the risks climate change poses to global food security.

Person working in a rice field.
Food and Agriculture

Plurality of Americans Think US Government Neglecting Action on Climate Change

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

2012 Chicago Council Survey data shows an increase in Americans believing temperature swings are linked to global warming.

View of clouds on Earth from space.
NASA
Public Opinion