As one of the 97 countries to ratify the Paris Climate Change Agreement which came into force last year, the United States
government has been starting to show signs that it takes the threat of global warming seriously. As our infographic below shows, this proactive approach is supported by 79 percent of the population. Despite this, only 36 percent of US citizens see climate change
as a serious problem - compared to 52 percent globally - and when asked if they would be prepared to contribute an extra dollar each month to combat the issue
, almost half said they would not.