Obama's real climate change challenge: Americans just don't care

And there’s the problem for Obama when it comes to his oft-promised “pivots” to address climate change: A bunch of Americans either don’t care about the issue, or think it’s overblown.

Only about one-third of Americans say they worry a “great deal” about climate change, per Gallup. Meanwhile, the share of adults who think the threat of global warming is exaggerated has risen over the past two decades. And as global warming skepticism has evolved into a cottage industry — especially on the right — more and more Americans have decided the phenomenon isn’t even real.