Finding Middle Ground

Conversations Across America

Americans are divided on what is causing Earth’s climate to change. It’s a sore point in our national conversation, surrounded by harsh politics and cherished values and yielding no middle ground.

But away from the headlines and the necessity to choose sides, Americans are experiencing noticeable, sometimes profound, changes in their communities, including shifting growing seasons, changes in fisheries, and increasing droughts, floods, storms and other forms of extreme weather. How are Americans explaining these things? What are they doing to contend with the new circumstances that are upending their lives?