Despite a massive attempt to derail action on global climate change and who knows how much money poured into the propaganda blitz saying there is a global conspiracy of scientists who were trying to fool the world (for some unknown nefarious reason), it seems that Americans *still* believe that we need to address this danger.
As Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." It is likely that the tea-party patriots are in the first credulous group. But the American public is not. And that is very good news.