Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC)
This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.
“The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change as a Gateway Belief: Experimental Evidence.” Plos One 10.2 (2015): e0118489. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118489
“An attack on science? Media use, trust in scientists, and perceptions of global warming.” Public Understanding of Science 23.7 (2014): 866-883. DOI: 10.1177/0963662513480091 Journal Article
“Mapping the shadow of experience of extreme weather events.” Climatic Change 127.2 (2014): 381-389. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1253-6 Journal Article
“Public perceptions of rainfall change in India.” Climatic Change 127.2 (2014): 211-225. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1245-6 Journal Article
“The Role of Emotion in Global Warming Policy Support and Opposition.” Risk Analysis 34.5 (2014): 937-948. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12140 Journal Article
“Integrating coastal vulnerability and community-based subsistence resource mapping in northwest Alaska.” Journal of Coastal Research 30.1 (2014): 158-168. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00001.1 Journal Article
“"Fracking" controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing.” Energy Policy 65 (2014): 57-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.10.017 Journal Article
“The Mutual Reinforcement of Media Selectivity and Effects: Testing the Reinforcing Spirals Framework in the Context of Global Warming.” Journal of Communication 64.4 (2014): 590-611. DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12108
“American evangelicals and global warming.” Global Environmental Change (2013). DOI: /10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.04.001 Journal Article
“Climategate, public opinion, and the loss of trust.” American Behavioral Scientist 57.6 (2013): 818-837. DOI: 10.1177/0002764212458272 Journal Article
“If they like you, they learn from you: How a brief weathercasterdelivered climate education segment is moderated by viewer evaluations of the weathercaster (in press).” Weather, Climate & Society. (2013).Journal Article
“The wisdom of crowds: Predicting a weather and climate-related event.” Judgment and Decision Making 8.2 (2013): 91-105.Journal Article
“Willingness to pay and policy-instrument choice for climate change policy in the United States (in press).” Energy Policy (2013).
“Willingness to pay and political support for a U.S. national clean energy standard.” Nature Climate Change 2 (2012): 596-599. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1527 Journal Article
“The Rise of Global Warming Skepticism: Exploring Affective Image Associations in the United States Over Time.” Risk Analysis 32 (2012): 1021-1032. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01801.x Journal Article
“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 (2012): 31-52. DOI: 10.1080/15456870.2012.637027 Journal Article
“A public health frame arouses hopeful emotions about climate change.” Climatic Change 133.3-4 (2012): 1105-1112. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0513-6 Journal Article
“The legacy of “climategate:” Revitalizing or undermining climate science and policy?.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 3.3 (2012): 289-295. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.168 Journal Article
“Global perceptions of local temperature change.” Nature Climate Change 3 (2012): 352-356. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1768 Journal Article
“Rio+20: An endangered species?.” Environment 54.2 (2012): 44-50.Journal Article
“The relationship between personal experience and belief in the reality of global warming.” Nature Climate Change 3 (2012): 343-347. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1754
“Framing peak petroleum as a human health issue: Audience research and participatory engagement.” American Journal of Public Health 101.9 (2011): 1620-1626. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2011. 300230 Journal Article
“Historical and future coastal changes in Northwest Alaska.” Journal of Coastal Research 28.1A (2011). DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00031.1 Journal Article
“Identifying like-minded audiences for climate change public engagement campaigns: An audience segmentation
analysis and tool development.” PLoS ONE 6.4 (2011): e17571. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017571 Journal Article
“Climate on cable: The nature and impact of global warming coverage on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.” International Journal of Press/Politics 17.1 (2011): 3-31. DOI: 10.1177/1940161211425410 Journal Article
“Support for climate policy and societal action are linked to perceptions about scientific agreement.” Nature Climate Change 1 (2011): 462-466. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1295 Journal Article
“Attention to science/environment news positively predicts and attention to political news negatively
predicts global warming risk perceptions and policy support.” Journal of Communication 61.4 (2011): 713-731. DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-2466.2011.01563.x Journal Article
“Identifying Like-Minded Audiences for Global Warming Public Engagement Campaigns: An Audience Segmentation Analysis and Tool Development.” PLoS ONE. 6.3 (2011): e17571. Link Book Chapter
“The Science of Satire: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report as Sources of Public Attention to Science and the Environment.” The Stewart/Colbert Effect: Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News. Ed. Amarnath Amarasingam. Jefferson, NC.: McFarland and Company., 2011. 25-46.
“Saving Energy Is a Value Shared by All Americans: Results of a Global Warming Audience Segmentation
Analysis.” People-Centered Initiatives for Increasing Energy Savings. Ed. K. Erhardt-Martinez & J. Laitner washington DC: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2010. Journal Article
“Time to Take Action on Climate Communication.” Science. 330.6007 (2010): 1044. DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6007.1044
“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 (2009): 355-366. DOI: 10.1080/17524030903265823 Journal Article
“From Red to Green? Environmental attitudes and behavior in urban China.” Environment 51.4 (2009): 32-45.
“Communication and marketing as climate change-intervention assets: A public health perspective.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35.5 (2008): 488-500. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2008.08.016 Journal Article
“Toward a new consciousness: Values to sustain human and natural communities.” Environment 50.5 (2008): 62-69. DOI: 10.3200/ENVT.50.5.62-69 Book Chapter
“Climate change in the American mind.” Global climate change: National security implications. Ed. C. Pumphrey Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2008. Book Chapter
“Sustainability values, attitudes and behaviors: A review of multi-national and global trends.” International Environmental Politics. Ed. R. Mitchell New York NY: Sage Press, 2008. Book
Toward a new consciousness: Values to sustain human and natural communities. New Haven, CT: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2008.
“Misinterpretations of the “cone of uncertainty” during the 2004 Florida hurricane season.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 88.6 (2007): 651-667. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-88-5-651 Book Chapter
“Communicating the risks of global warming: American risk perceptions, affective images and interpretive communities.” Creating a climate for change: Communicating climate change and facilitating social change. S. Moser and L. Dilling Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Journal Article
“Communication and mental processes: Experiential and analytic processing of uncertain climate information.” Global Environmental Change 17.1 (2007): 47-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2006.10.004 Journal Article
“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 (2007).