Peacock and the three anonymous reviewers of an earlier version of this paper for their advice and comments; and to the interviewees and survey respondents who so kindly gave their time to make this research possible. 2 Are flood victims more concerned about climate change than other people? The role of direct experience in risk perception and behavioural… (More)
This study presents a detailed investigation of public scepticism about anthropogenic climate change in Britain using the trend, attribution, and impact scepticism framework of Rahmstorf (2004). The study found that climate scepticism is currently not widespread in Britain. Although uncertainty and scepticism about the potential impacts of climate change… (More)
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