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Personal efficacy, the information environment, and attitudes toward global warming and climate change in the United States.
It is found that public informedness, confidence in scientists, and personal efficacy are related in interesting and unexpected ways, and exert significant influence on risk assessments of global warming and climate change. Expand
Examining the Relationship Between Physical Vulnerability and Public Perceptions of Global Climate Change in the United States
Although there is a growing body of research examining public perceptions of global climate change, little work has focused on the role of place and proximity in shaping these perceptions. This studyExpand
Climate Change Vulnerability and Policy Support
Climate scientists note that the effects of climate change vary regionally. Citizen willingness to absorb the costs of adaptation and mitigation policies may correspond with these place-specificExpand
Collective Action and Citizen Responses to Global Warming
This paper expands the relevance of the collective interest model of mass political action to explain collective-action behavior in the context of global warming and climate change. The analysis isExpand
Vulnerability and Capacity: Explaining Local Commitment to Climate-Change Policy
We examine the reasons why a US locality would voluntarily commit to the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign. Using geographic information systems analytic techniques, we map and measure aExpand
The Rising Costs of Floods: Examining the Impact of Planning and Development Decisions on Property Damage in Florida
Abstract The rising economic cost of floods in the United States cannot be explained solely by monetary inflation or growth in coastal populations. Damaging flood events are also influenced by theExpand
Risk, Stress, and Capacity
Climate change and mitigation policies adopted by a locality indelibly impact urban form, landscape, and economy. The Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) has become a dominant movement organizing theExpand
Social vulnerability and the natural and built environment: a model of flood casualties in Texas.
This research void is addressed by analysing 832 countywide flood events in Texas from 1997-2001 to examine whether geographic localities characterised by high percentages of socially vulnerable populations experience significantly more casualties due to flood events, adjusting for characteristics of the natural and built environment. Expand
Policy learning for flood mitigation: a longitudinal assessment of the community rating system in Florida.
Examining the change in local flood mitigation policies in Florida from 1999 to 2005 indicates that local jurisdictions do in fact learn from histories of flood risk and this process is expedited under specific conditions. Expand
Greening Local Energy: Explaining the Geographic Distribution of Household Solar Energy Use in the United States
Problem: Solar energy has potential to solve many types of planning problems. Knowing where existing household solar energy users are located and what factors explain this distribution can help craftExpand