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About half or more residents of more than a dozen nations think their own country is doing a good job dealing with global climate change, according to polling by Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: The United Nations climate summit began Sunday — kicking off two weeks of international debate about what the world is doing to slow climate change and deal with its impact.

By the numbers: Just under half of Americans say the U.S. is doing a good job at dealing with climate change.

  • That's the lowest percentage for the countries polled, except for South Korea and Taiwan, according to Pew.
  • However, people in other countries are less positive about the U.S.' actions on climate change. Most European adults see the U.S. as doing a bad job addressing addressing the issue, including three out of four Germans and Swedes, according to Pew.
  • People in Singapore and New Zealand are most confident in their response to climate change, with a third of Singaporeans saying they are doing a "very good" job.

Go deeper: What to know about COP26 in Glasgow

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"Don't Look Up" draws from climate scientists' experience

Cate Blanchett (L), Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from the new movie "Don't Look Up." (Netflix)

The Adam McKay film “Don’t Look Up,” coming to Netflix later this month, is a gut-punch of a climate change comedy disguised as a movie about a comet headed directly at Earth.

Driving the news: In a virtual press conference Sunday, the film’s stars discussed how they constructed a comedy about a fictional doomsday crisis that’s a stand-in for another, all-too-real-life threat.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Congressional leaders clinch support for crucial defense bill, debt limit votes

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer passes waiting reporters on Tuesday. Photo: Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Congress has found a shortcut to pass its annual defense funding bill and raise the debt limit.

Driving the news: The House voted Tuesday night on two major bills — one creating a one-time, fast-track process for the Senate to raise the debt ceiling with just 51 votes, and another passing its annual defense bill.

House passes annual defense bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The House voted to pass the annual defense bill 363-70 on Tuesday night, authorizing nearly $770 billion in funding for defenses and national security programs.

Why it matters: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) still has to clear the Senate, but the House passage greatly increases the chances that the must-pass defense bill will move through both chambers of Congress before the end of the year.