Risky business: Engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation

@article{Akerlof2016RiskyBE,
  title={Risky business: Engaging the public on sea level rise and inundation},
  author={Karen L. Akerlof and Katherine E. Rowan and Todd M. La Porte and Brian K. Batten and Howard R. Ernst and Dann Sklarew},
  journal={Environmental Science \& Policy},
  year={2016},
  volume={66},
  pages={314-323}
}
Abstract To examine whether U.S. public opinion may become as sharply polarized on adaptation responses as it has been on mitigation policies, we surveyed a sample of urban coastal residents in Maryland ( n  = 378). We then tested the impact of a community deliberative event ( n  = 40) with small-group sea level rise discussions as a depolarization strategy. Cultural worldviews which contribute to politically polarized beliefs about climate were predictive of perceptions of sea level rise risk… Expand

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