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October 31 2006

Communication and mental processes: Experiential and analytic processing of uncertain climate information

People process uncertainty information in two qualitatively different systems. Most climate forecast communications assume people process information analytically. Yet people also rely heavily on an experiential processing system. Better understanding of...

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Emotion / Affect / Imagery Knowledge / Climate Literacy
January 01 2006

Climate change risk perception and policy preferences: The role of affect, imagery, and values

A national, representative survey of the U.S. public found that Americans have moderate climate change risk perceptions, strongly support a variety of national and international policies to mitigate climate change, and strongly oppose several carbon...

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Topics: Emotion / Affect / Imagery Policy Support Risk Perceptions Values & Religion
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
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
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
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