Who remembers a hot summer or a cold winter? The asymmetric effect of beliefs about global warming on perceptions of local climate conditions in the U.S.

@article{Howe2013WhoRA,
  title={Who remembers a hot summer or a cold winter? The asymmetric effect of beliefs about global warming on perceptions of local climate conditions in the U.S.},
  author={Peter D. Howe and Anthony Leiserowitz},
  journal={Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={1488-1500}
}
  • Peter D. Howe, Peter D. Howe, Anthony Leiserowitz
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions
  • Abstract This paper explores the phenomenon of local climate perception and the extent to which public perceptions match climate conditions as recorded in instrumental climate data. We further examine whether perceptions of changes in local climates are influenced by prior beliefs about global warming, through the process of motivated reasoning. Using national survey data collected in the United States in 2011, we find that subjective experiences of seasonal average temperature and… CONTINUE READING
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