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How the Canadian Wildfire Smoke Could Shift Americans’ Views on Climate

The ‘power of direct experience’ can change attitudes on climate change

As climate change dropped its calling card on the East Coast last week in the form of thick, dangerous smoke, millions of Americans and Canadians shared the jarring experience — forced to retreat indoors, cancel plans, wear masks and breathe hazardous air.

The smoke that Canadian wildfires sent swirling over swaths of North America blanketed cities including New York, Philadelphia and Toronto, shocked many Easterners, broke air quality records and threatened people’s health.

It also created a window, climate experts say, for catching people’s attention.

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