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March 24 2010

Youth Less Concerned About Global Warming than their Elders?

Youth Less Concerned About Global Warming than their Elders?

Today the Yale Project on Climate Change is releasing a report entitled, “The Climate Change Generation?: Survey Analysis of the Perceptions and Beliefs of Young Americans.” Here is an excerpt from the Executive Summary:  

 

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Risk Perceptions Trust Values & Religion Youth / Families
March 04 2010

The Climate Change Generation?: A Survey Analysis of the Perceptions and Beliefs of Young Americans

The Climate Change Generation?: A Survey Analysis of the Perceptions and Beliefs of Young Americans

American adults under the age of 35 have come of age in the decades since the “discovery” of man-made climate change as a major societal problem. The oldest of this cohort was twelve in 1988, when NASA climate scientist James Hansen testified at a Senate Energy Committee hearing that global temperature rise was underway and that human-produced greenhouse gases were almost certainly responsible.

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Risk Perceptions Trust Values & Religion Youth / Families
February 24 2010

Global Warming’s Six Americas 2010

In 2009 we identified six distinct “Americas” when it comes to the issue of global warming. One year later, we are releasing a report on the status of these six key audiences. We have found that one of these groups: the “Dismissive” – who believe global warming is not happening…

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Consumer Behavior Energy Use / Conservation Policy Support Risk Perceptions Six Americas Trust Values & Religion
February 04 2010

Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in January, 2010

The results of a new national survey on public responses to climate change focuses on public beliefs and attitudes and finds that public concern about global warming has dropped sharply since the fall of 2008: The percentage of Americans who think global warming is happening has declined 14 points, to…

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Knowledge / Climate Literacy Risk Perceptions Trust
May 20 2009

Global Warming’s Six Americas 2009

Global Warming’s Six Americas 2009

One of the first rules of effective communication is to “know thy audience.” Climate change public communication and engagement efforts must start with the fundamental recognition that people are different and have different psychological, cultural, and political reasons for acting – or not acting– to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This report identifies Global Warming’s Six Americas: six unique audiences within the American public that each responds to the issue in their own distinct way.  The six audiences were identified using a large nationally representative survey of American adults conducted in the fall of 2008.

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Consumer Behavior Energy Use / Conservation Policy Support Risk Perceptions Six Americas Trust Values & Religion
April 01 2005

What is sustainable development? Goals, indicators, values and practice

A brief history of the concept, along with the interpretive differences and the common ground in definitions, goals, indicators, values, and practice follows. Taken together, these help explain what is meant by sustainable development.

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Topics: Sustainability Trust Values & Religion
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