Anthony Leiserowitz

Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC)

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kotchen, M., Boyle, K., & Leiserowitz, A. (in press) Willingness to pay and policy-instrument choice for climate change policy in the United States. Energy Policy.
Myers, T., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Akerlof, K., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012) The relationship between personal experience and belief in the reality of global warming. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate1754
Howe, P., Markowitz, E., Lee, T.M., Ko, C.Y., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012) Global perceptions of local temperature change. Nature Climate Change.
Leiserowitz, A. (2012) Weather, Climate, and (Especially) Society. Weather, Climate and Society.
Myers, T., Nisbet, M., Maibach, E., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012) A public health frame arouses hopeful emotions about climate change. Climatic Change. DOI:10.1007/s1058401205136
Maibach, E., Leiserowitz, A., Cobb, S., Shank, M., Cobb, K., & Gulledge, J. (2012) The legacy of “climategate:” Revitalizing or undermining climate science and policy? Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.
Aldy, J., Kotchen, M., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012) Willingness to pay and political support for a U.S. national clean energy standard. Nature Climate Change.
Smith, N. & Leiserowitz, A. (2012) The rise of global warming skepticism: Exploring affective image associations. Risk Analysis.
Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Smith, N., & Dawson, E. (2012) Climategate, public opinion, and the loss of trust. American Behavioral Scientist.
O’Riordan, T. Leiserowitz, A., McGowan, A., & Cutter, S. (2012) Rio+20: An endangered species? Environment. 54:2, 44-50.
Mead, E., Rimal, R., Roser-Renouf, C., Flora, J., Maibach, E., & Leiserowitz, A. (2012) Information seeking about global climate change among parents and their adolescents: The role of risk perceptions and efficacy beliefs. Atlantic Journal of Communication. 20:1, 31-52. DOI:10.1080/15456870.2012.637027
Ding, D., Maibach, E., Zhao, X., Roser-Renouf, C. & Leiserowitz, A. (2011) Support for climate policy and societal action are linked to perceptions about scientific agreement. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1295
Feldman, L., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C. & Leiserowitz, A. (2011) Climate on cable: The nature and impact of global warming coverage on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. International Journal of Press/Politics. DOI: 10.1177/1940161211425410
Gorokhovich, Y. & Leiserowitz, A. (2011) Historical and future coastal changes in Northwest Alaska. Journal of Coastal Research. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00031.1
Nisbet, M., Maibach, E., & Leiserowitz, A. (2011) Framing peak petroleum as a human health issue: Audience research and participatory engagement. American Journal of Public Health, 101(9): 1620-1626.
Zhao, X., Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., & Roser-Renouf, C. (2011). Attention to science/environment news positively predicts and attention to political news negatively predicts global warming risk perceptions and policy support. Journal of Communication, 61: 713-731.
Maibach, E., Leiserowitz, A., Roser-Renouf, C., & Mertz, C.K. (2011) Identifying like-minded audiences for climate change public engagement campaigns: An audience segmentation analysis and tool development. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17571. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0017571.

Leiserowitz, A. & Barstow, D. (2010) Education and communication. Chapter 8 in Liverman, D. et al., Informing an Effective Response to Climate Change. Washington, D.C., America’s Climate Choices Report, Panel on Informing Effective Decisions and Actions Related to Climate Change, National Academy of Sciences.
Leiserowitz, A. (2010) Climate change risk perceptions and behavior in the United States, in S. Schneider, A. Rosencranz, and M. Mastrandrea, eds. Climate Change Science and Policy. Island Press.
Liu, Chung-En and Leiserowitz, A. (2009) From Red to Green? Environmental attitudes and behavior in urban China. Environment, 51(4), 32-45.
Hart, P. and Leiserowitz, A. (2009) Finding the teachable moment: An analysis of information-seeking behavior on global warming related websites during the release of The Day After Tomorrow. Environmental Communication, 3(3), 355-366.
Maibach, E. W., Roser-Renouf, C., and Leiserowitz, A. (2008). Communication and marketing as climate change-intervention assets: A public health perspective. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(5), 488-500.
Leiserowitz, A. and Fernandez, L. (2008) Toward a new consciousness: Values to sustain human and natural communities. Environment, 50(5), 62-69.
Marx, S., Weber, E., Orlove, B., Leiserowitz, A., Krantz, D., Roncoli, C., Phillips, J. (2007) Communication and mental processes: Experiential and analytic processing of uncertain climate information. Global Environmental Change, 17(1), 47-58.
Broad, K., Leiserowitz, A., Weinkle, J., and Steketee, M. (2007) Misinterpretations of the “cone of uncertainty” during the 2004 Florida hurricane season. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88(6), 651-667.
Leiserowitz, A., Kates, R., and Parris, T. (2006) Sustainability values, attitudes and behaviors: A review of multi-national and global trends. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 413-444.
Leiserowitz, A. (2006) Climate change risk perception and policy preferences: The role of affect, imagery, and values. Climatic Change, 77, 45-72.
Lorenzoni, I., Leiserowitz, A., Doria, M., Poortinga, W., and Pidgeon, N. (2006) Cross-national comparisons of image associations with ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’ among laypeople in the United States of America and Great Britain. Journal of Risk Research, 9 (3), 265-281.
Leiserowitz, A. (2005) American risk perceptions: Is climate change dangerous? Risk Analysis, 25 (6), 1433-1442.
Leiserowitz, A., Kates, R., and Parris, T. (2005) Do global attitudes and behaviors support sustainable development? Environment, 47(9), 22-38.
Kates, R., Parris, T. and Leiserowitz, A. (2005) What is sustainable development? Goals, indicators, values and practice. Environment, 47(3), 8-21.
Leiserowitz, A. (2005) The international impact of The Day After Tomorrow. Environment, 47(3), 41-44.
Leiserowitz, A. (2004) Before and after The Day After Tomorrow: A U.S. study of climate change risk perception. Environment, 46(9), 22-37.

Book Chapters

Feldman, L., Leiserowitz, A., and Maibach, E. (2011) The science of satire: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report as sources of public attention to science and the environment, in Amarasingam, A. (Ed.), The Stewart / Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.
Maibach E, Roser-Renouf C, Akerlof K, Leiserowitz A, Nisbet M. (2010). Saving Energy Is a Value Shared by All Americans: Results of a Global Warming Audience Segmentation Analysis. In K. Erhardt-Martinez & J. Laitner (eds) People-Centered Initiatives for Increasing Energy Savings. Washington, DC: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.
Leiserowitz, A., Kates, R., and Parris, T. (2008) Sustainability values, attitudes and behaviors: A review of multi-national and global trends, in R. Mitchell, ed. International Environmental Politics. New York, NY: Sage Press, 201-233.
Leiserowitz, A. and Fernandez, L. (2008) Toward a new consciousness: Values to sustain human and natural communities. New Haven, CT: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Leiserowitz, A. (2008) Climate change in the American mind, in C. Pumphrey, ed. Global climate change: National security implications. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 213-226.
Leiserowitz, A. (2007) Global public perception, opinion, and understanding of climate change: Current patterns, trends, and limitations. Thematic paper for: Human Development Report 2007: Climate Change and Human Development – Rising to the Challenge. United Nations Development Program.
Leiserowitz, A. (2007) Communicating the risks of global warming: American risk perceptions, affective images and interpretive communities, in S. Moser and L. Dilling, eds. Creating a climate for change: Communicating climate change and facilitating social change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 44-63.