The role of knowledge , learning and mental models in public perceptions of climate change related risks

@inproceedings{Helgeson2012TheRO,
  title={The role of knowledge , learning and mental models in public perceptions of climate change related risks},
  author={Jennifer F. Helgeson and Sander L. van der Linden and Ilan Chabay},
  year={2012}
}
Climate change represents a complex set of challenges, in part because it is marked by risks that are not easily observed and identified – risks that humans have significant difficulty estimating. A large body of research has shown that the construction of human risk perception is a complex, multi-faceted process. Determining viable mitigation and adaptation strategies toward climate change risks therefore necessitates models that appropriately reflect human knowledge systems and learning… CONTINUE READING

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