Public knowledge and concern about polar-region warming

  title={Public knowledge and concern about polar-region warming},
  author={L. Hamilton and M. J. Cutler and A. Schaefer},
  journal={Polar Geography},
  pages={155 - 168}
  • L. Hamilton, M. J. Cutler, A. Schaefer
  • Published 2012
  • Geology
  • Polar Geography
  • In 2006 and 2010, before and after the International Polar Year, the General Social Survey asked cross-sections of the US public for their knowledge and opinions about polar regions. The opinion items sought respondents’ levels of concern about global warming in polar regions, and whether they favored opening Antarctica for development or reserving it for science. Polar knowledge scores show significant improvement from 2006 to 2010, while general science literacy scores and opinions remain… CONTINUE READING
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