GINZLING, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 26: Melting ice hangs over a river of glacier water at the foot of the Hornkees glacier on August 26, 2016 near Ginzling, Austria. The Hornkee has the unfortunate distinction of having shrunk in length in 2015 by 136 meters, which is the most of all the 92 glaciers in the eastern Alps under scientific observation. While glaciers across Europe have been receding since approximately the 1870s, the process has accelerated since the early 1980s, a phenomenon many scientists attribute to global warming. The European Enivironmental Agency predicts the volume of European glaciers will decline by between 22% and 89% by 2100, depending on the future intensity of greenhouse gases. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Americans are more divided than ever on climate change

Americans are more divided than ever when it comes to the causes and solutions to climate change.

According to a new survey, people's views regarding the subject are largely shaped by their chosen political party, not by their scientific knowledge.

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Of the more than 1,500 people the Pew Research Center surveyed, 36 percent said they are deeply concerned about climate change.

Democrats accounted for a little more than 70 percent of that group, while only about 25 percent of Republicans thought the same.

The differences get more striking from there. Close to 80 percent of liberal Democrats said they believe climate change is primarily caused by human activity.

Almost 85 percent of conservative Republicans thought otherwise, even though the vast majority of scientists agree that humans are to blame.

Scientists say climate change has increased global temperatures 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880 and that carbon dioxide levels in the air are the highest they've been in hundreds of thousands of years.

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