A midwestern group of 46 scientists and 16 nonscientists were polled at a recent AMS meeting about their beliefs on climate change, the CO2 issue, and the overall importance of these issues. Most indicated a belief in a trend to a climate that is colder, wetter, and has more weather variability. The group also indicated that the reports on CO2 were confusing to them and especially to the public. Finally, they indicated that the ongoing climate shift has been important to their lives.

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