What Causes People to Change Their Opinion about Climate Change?

  title={What Causes People to Change Their Opinion about Climate Change?},
  author={Risa I. Palm and Gregory B. Lewis and Bo Feng},
  journal={Annals of the American Association of Geographers},
  pages={883 - 896}
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