Geoengineering and Climate Change Polarization

  title={Geoengineering and Climate Change Polarization},
  author={Dan Kahan and Hank C. Jenkins-Smith and Tor Tarantola and Carol L. Silva and Donald Braman},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={192 - 222}
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