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Climate Change Risk Perception and Policy Preferences: The Role of Affect, Imagery, and Values
A national, representative survey of the U.S. public found that Americans have moderate climate change risk perceptions, strongly support a variety of national and international policies to mitigate
American Risk Perceptions: Is Climate Change Dangerous?
  • A. Leiserowitz
  • Political Science
    Risk analysis : an official publication of the…
  • 1 December 2005
Results from a national study that examined the risk perceptions and connotative meanings of global warming in the American mind found that Americans perceived climate change as a moderate risk that will predominantly impact geographically and temporally distant people and places.
What is Sustainable Development? Goals, Indicators, Values, and Practice
(2005). What is Sustainable Development? Goals, Indicators, Values, and Practice. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development: Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 8-21.
Predictors of public climate change awareness and risk perception around the world
A survey of 119 countries shows that education is the strongest predictor of climate change awareness around the world. The results suggest that improving understanding of local impacts is vital for
Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA
Action on climate change requires public support. A study of public opinion in the United States reveals substantial variation across the nation.
Climategate, Public Opinion, and the Loss of Trust
Nationally representative surveys conducted in 2008 and 2010 found significant declines in Americans’ climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and trust in scientists. Drawing upon the Social
The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change as a Gateway Belief: Experimental Evidence
It is found that perceived scientific agreement is an important gateway belief, ultimately influencing public responses to climate change.
Global Warming's Six Americas 2009: An Audience Segmentation Analysis
This report discusses six different categories of audience reaction to the possibility and existence of climate change. The audience types are labeled as: Alarmed, Concerned, Cautious, Disengaged,