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November 20 2011

Support for climate policy and societal action are linked to perceptions about scientific agreement

Although a majority of US citizens think that the president and Congress should address global warming, only a minority think it should be a high priority. Previous research has shown that four key beliefs about climate change—that it is real, human caused...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Knowledge / Climate Literacy Policy Support Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Format Articles Tags Knowledge Risk Topics Behaviors & Actions Beliefs & Attitudes Politics & Policy Support
September 28 2011

Communication and marketing as climate change-intervention assets: A public health perspective

The understanding that global climate change represents a profound threat to the health and well-being of human and nonhuman species worldwide is growing. This article examines the potential of communication and marketing interventions to...

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Topics: Energy Use / Conservation Health Policy Support Risk Communication Six Americas Format Articles Tags Energy Health Risk Six Americas Topics Audiences Messaging Politics & Policy Support
August 28 2011

Framing peak petroleum as a human health issue: Audience research and participatory engagement

Between December 2009 and January 2010, we conducted a nationally representative telephone survey of US adults (n = 1001; completion rate = 52.9%) to explore perceptions of risks associated with peak petroleum. We asked respondents to assess...

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Topics: Health Politics / Elections Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Format Articles Tags Health Risk Topics Politics & Policy Support
August 05 2011

Peak Oil, Public Health and Climate Change

Peak Oil, Public Health and Climate Change

The American Journal of Public Health just published an article about how Americans respond to framing 'peak oil' as a public health problem. YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz and collaborators Matt Nisbet (American University) and Ed Maibach...

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Topics: Health Politics / Elections Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Format Articles Tags Health Risk Topics Politics & Policy Support
September 28 2010

Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change

Education and communication are among the most powerful tools the nation has to bring hidden hazards to public attention, understanding, and action. Citizens, governments, and the private sector cannot factor climate change into their decisions...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Knowledge / Climate Literacy Policy Support Politics / Elections Risk Communication Six Americas Format Articles Tags Knowledge Risk Six Americas Topics Audiences Behaviors & Actions Beliefs & Attitudes Messaging Politics & Policy Support
June 23 2010

Miami Roundtable on Climate Science for Broadcast Meteorologists

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Topics: Media Risk Communication Projects Outreach Tags Media Studies Risk Weather
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 Format Articles Tags Health Media Studies Risk Topics Behaviors & Actions Beliefs & Attitudes Messaging
May 01 2007

Misinterpretations of the “Cone of Uncertainty” in Florida during the 2004 Hurricane Season

This article reviews the evolution, communication, and differing interpretations of the National Hurricane Center's “cone of uncertainty” hurricane forecast graphic. It concludes with a discussion of this graphic from the perspective of risk...

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Topics: Media Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Vulnerability & Resilience Format Articles Tags Media Studies Risk Vulnerability Weather Topics Climate Impacts
January 01 2005

The International Impact of The Day After Tomorrow

After climate change reached Hollywood, Hollywood struck back and gave the world Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow, the top-ranking film in the recently created film genre “Global Warming Films.” Anthony Leiserowitz’s article, “Before...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Emotion / Affect / Imagery Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Six Americas Format Articles Projects International Attitudes & Behavior Tags Emotion Risk Six Americas Topics Audiences Beliefs & Attitudes
November 28 2004

Before and after The Day After Tomorrow: A U.S. study of climate change risk perception.

The Day After Tomorrow had a significant impact on the climate change risk perceptions, conceptual models, behavioral intentions, policy priorities, and even voting intentions of moviegoers. The film led moviegoers to have higher levels of concern...

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Topics: Emotion / Affect / Imagery Media Policy Support Risk Communication Risk Perceptions Values & Religion Format Articles Tags Emotion Media Studies Risk Values / Religion Topics Politics & Policy Support
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