Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D.
Research Scientist &
Director of Strategic Initiatives
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Yale University
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-4865

Anthony Leiserowitz is a Research Scientist and Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is also a principal investigator at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University. He is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, political, and geographic factors that drive public environmental perception and behavior. He has conducted survey, experimental, and field research at scales ranging from the global to the local, including international studies, the United States, individual states (Alaska and Florida), municipalities (New York City), and with the Inupiaq Eskimo of Northwest Alaska. He also recently conducted the first empirical assessment of worldwide public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding global sustainability, including environmental protection, economic growth, and human development. He has served as a consultant to the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), the United Nations Development Program, the Gallup World Poll, the Global Roundtable on Climate Change at the Earth Institute (Columbia University), and the World Economic Forum.

The Yale Project on Climate Change advances public understanding and engagement with climate change science and solutions and catalyzes action by the general public and leaders of government, business, academia, and the media. Projects include:

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media
• The Climate Change Communication Project (audience research)
The Governor’s Conference on Climate Change (May, 2008)
• The US-India Summit on Climate Change and Energy (May, 2009)
The National Conversation on Climate Action (April 22, 2009)

Fields of Specialization

• Risk Perception and Decision Making
• Sustainability Values, Attitudes and Behaviors
• Human Dimensions of Global Change
• Nature-Society Relations