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October 19 2009

Finding the teachable moment: An analysis of information-seeking behavior on global warming related websites during the release of The Day After Tomorrow

This paper investigates how the mass media may influence information-seeking behavior through an analysis of how the release of the movie The Day After Tomorrow, a fictional depiction of global warming causing catastrophic natural disasters...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Health Media Risk Communication
January 01 2005

American Risk Perceptions: Is Climate Change Dangerous?

This article describes results from a national study (2003) that examined the risk perceptions and connotative meanings of global warming in the American mind and found that Americans perceived climate change as a moderate risk that will...

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Topics: Emotion / Affect / Imagery Health Risk Perceptions Six Americas Values & Religion
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