Anthony Leiserowitz

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

 
Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.

2018

  • Journal Article
    Kuebbing, S. E., A. P. Reimer, S. A. Rosenthal, G. Feinberg, A. Leiserowitz, J. A. Lau, and M. A. Bradford. “Long-term research in ecology and evolution: a survey of challenges and opportunities.” Ecological Monographs 88.2 (2018): 245-258. DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1289
  • Journal Article
    van der Linden, S., A. Leiserowitz, and E. Maibach. “Scientific agreement can neutralize politicization of facts.” Nature Human Behaviour 2.1 (2018): 2-3. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-017-0259-2
  • Journal Article
    Zhang, B., S. van der Linden, M. Mildenberger, J. R. Marlon, P. D. Howe, and A. Leiserowitz. “Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically.” Nature Climate Change 8.5 (2018): 370-374. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0122-0
  • Journal Article
    Kreslake, J. M., M. Sarfaty, C. Roser-Renouf, A. A. Leiserowitz, and E. W. Maibach. “The Critical Roles of Health Professionals in Climate Change Prevention and Preparedness.” American Journal of Public Health 108.S2 (2018): S68-S69. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304044
  • 2017

  • Book Chapter
    Leiserowitz, A. and N. Smith. “Affective Imagery, Risk Perceptions, and Climate Change Communication.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Change. Ed. E. von Storch. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.307
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J., Z. M. Turk, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Public willingness to pay for a US carbon tax and preferences for spending the revenue.” Environmental Research Letters 12.9 (2017): 094012. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa822a
  • Journal Article
    Myers, T. A., J. Kotcher, N. Stenhouse, A. A. Anderson, E. Maibach, L. Beall, and A. Leiserowitz. “Predictors of trust in the general science and climate science research of US federal agencies.” Public Understanding of Science 26.7 (2017): 843-860. DOI: 10.1177/0963662516636040
  • Journal Article
    Mildenberger, M. and A. Leiserowitz. “Public opinion on climate change: Is there an economy-environment tradeoff?.” Environmental Politics 26.5 (2017): 801-824. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1322275
  • Journal Article
    Myers, T. A., C. Roser-Renouf, E. Maibach, and A. Leiserowitz. “Exposure to the Pope's Climate Change Message Activated Convinced Americans to Take Certain Activism Actions.” Global Challenges 1.4 (2017): 1600019. DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600019
  • Journal Article
    van der Linden, S., A. Leiserowitz, S. Rosenthal, and E. Maibach. “Inoculating the Public against Misinformation about Climate Change.” Global Challenges 1.2 (2017): 1600008. DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201600008
  • Journal Article
    Feldman, L., P. S. Hart, A. Leiserowitz, E. Maibach, and C. Roser-Renouf. “Do Hostile Media Perceptions Lead to Action? The Role of Hostile Media Perceptions, Political Efficacy, and Ideology in Predicting Climate Change Activism.” Communication Research 44.8 (2017): 1099-1124. DOI: 10.1177/0093650214565914
  • Journal Article
    Mildenberger, M., J. R. Marlon, P. D. Howe, and A. Leiserowitz. “The spatial distribution of Republican and Democratic climate opinions at state and local scales.” Climatic Change 145.3-4 (2017): 539-548. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-2103-0
  • Journal Article
    Thaker, J., X. Zhao, and A. Leiserowitz. “Media Use and Public Perceptions of Global Warming in India.” Environmental Communication 11.3 (2017): 353-369. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2016.1269824
  • 2016

  • Journal Article
    Roser-Renouf, C., L. Atkinson, E. Maibach, and A. Leiserowitz. “The Consumer as Climate Activist.” International Journal of Communication 10 (2016): 4759-4783. Link
  • Journal Article
    Thaker, J., E. Maibach, A. Leiserowitz, X. Zhao and P. Howe. “The Role of Collective Efficacy in Climate Change Adaptation in India.” Weather, Climate, and Society 8.1 (2016): 21-34. DOI: 10.1175/wcas-d-14-00037.1
  • 2015

  • Journal Article
    van der Linden, S., E. Maibach, and A. Leiserowitz. “Improving Public Engagement With Climate Change: Five "Best Practice" Insights From Psychological Science.” Perspectives on Psychological Science 10.6 (2015): 758-763. DOI: 10.1177/1745691615598516
  • Journal Article
    Lee, T. M., E. M. Markowitz, P. D. Howe, C.Y. Ko, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Predictors of public climate change awareness and risk perception around the world.” Nature Climate Change 5.11 (2015): 1014–1020. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2728
  • Book Chapter
    Roser-Renouf, C., N. Stenhouse, J. Rolfe-Redding, E. Maibach, and A. Leiserowitz. “Engaging diverse audiences with climate change: message strategies for Global Warming's Six Americas.” The Routledge Handbook of Environment and Communication. Ed. A. Hansen and R. Cox. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2015. 368-386. Link
  • Journal Article
    Myers, T. A., E. Maibach, E. Peters, and A. Leiserowitz. “Simple Messages Help Set the Record Straight about Scientific Agreement on Human-Caused Climate Change: The Results of Two Experiments.” PLoS ONE 10.3 (2015): e0120985. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120985
  • Journal Article
    Maibach, E. W., J. M. Kreslake, C. Roser-Renouf, S. Rosenthal, G. Feinberg, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Do Americans Understand That Global Warming Is Harmful to Human Health? Evidence From a National Survey.” Annals of Global Health 81.3 (2015): 396-409. DOI: 10.1016/j.aogh.2015.08.010
  • Journal Article
    Howe, P. D., M. Mildenberger, J. R. Marlon, and A. Lesierowitz. “Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA.” Nature Climate Change 5.6 (2015): 596-603. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2583
  • Journal Article
    van der Linden, S. L., A. A. Leiserowitz, G. D. Feinberg, and E. W. Maibach. “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change as a Gateway Belief: Experimental Evidence.” PLoS ONE 10.2 (2015): e0118489. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118489
  • Journal Article
    Hart, S., L. Feldman, A. Leiserowitz, and E. Maibach. “Extending the Impacts of Hostile Media Perceptions: Influences on Discussion and Opinion Polarization in the Context of Climate Change.” Science Communication 37.4 (2015): 506-532. DOI: 10.1177/1075547015592067
  • 2014

  • Journal Article
    van der Linden, S. L., A. A. Leiserowitz, G. D. Feinberg, and E. W. Maibach. “How to communicate the scientific consensus on climate change: plain facts, pie charts or metaphors?.” Climatic Change 126.1-2 (2014): 255-262. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1190-4
  • Journal Article
    Hmielowski, J. D., L. Feldman, T. A. Myers, A. Leiserowitz, and E. Maibach. “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
    Howe, P. D., H. Boudet, A. Leiserowitz, and E. W. Maibach. “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
    Howe, P. D., J. Thaker, and A. Leiserowitz. “Public perceptions of rainfall change in India.” Climatic Change 127.2 (2014): 211-225. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1245-6
  • Journal Article
    Smith, N. and A. Leiserowitz. “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
    Thaker, J. and A. Leiserowitz. “Shifting discourses of climate change in India.” Climatic Change 123.2 (2014): 107-119. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1059-6
  • Journal Article
    Stenhouse, N., E. Maibach, S. Cobb, R. Ban, A. Bleistein, P. Croft, E. Bierly, K. Seitter, G. Rasmussen, and A. Leiserowitz. “Meteorologists' Views About Global Warming: A Survey of American Meteorological Society Professional Members.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 95.7 (2014): 1029-1040. DOI: 10.1175/bams-d-13-00091.1
  • Journal Article
    Roser-Renouf, C., E. W. Maibach, A. Leiserowitz, and XQ. Zhao. “The genesis of climate change activism: from key beliefs to political action.” Climatic Change 125.2 (2014): 163-178. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1173-5
  • Journal Article
    Gorokhovich, Y., A. Leiserowitz, and D. Dugan. “Integrating Coastal Vulnerability and Community-Based Subsistence Resource Mapping in Northwest Alaska.” Journal of Coastal Research 30.1 (2014): 158-169. DOI: 10.2112/jcoastres-d-13-00001.1
  • Journal Article
    Boudet, H., C. Clarke, D. Bugden, E. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, and A. Leiserowitz. “"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
    Flora, J. A., M. Saphir, M. Lappé, C. Roser-Renouf, E. W. Maibach, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Evaluation of a national high school entertainment education program: The Alliance for Climate Education.” Climatic Change 127.3-4 (2014): 419-434. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1274-1
  • Journal Article
    Feldman, L., T. A. Myers, J. D. Hmielowski, and A. Leiserowitz. “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
  • 2013

  • Journal Article
    Smith, N. and A. Leiserowitz. “American evangelicals and global warming.” Global Environmental Change 23.5 (2013): 1009-1017. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.04.001
  • Journal Article
    Anderson, A. A., T. A. Myers, E. W. Maibach, H. Cullen, J. Gandy, J. Witte, N. Stenhouse, and A. Leiserowitz. “If They Like You, They Learn from You: How a Brief Weathercaster-Delivered Climate Education Segment Is Moderated by Viewer Evaluations of the Weathercaster.” Weather, Climate, and Society 5.4 (2013): 367-377. DOI: 10.1175/wcas-d-12-00051.1
  • Journal Article
    Hueffer, K., M. A. Fonseca, A. Leiserowitz, and K. M. Taylor. “The wisdom of crowds: Predicting a weather and climate-related event.” Judgment and Decision Making 8.2 (2013): 91-105. Link
  • Journal Article
    Leiserowitz, A. A., E. W. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, N. Smith, and E. Dawson. “Climategate, Public Opinion, and the Loss of Trust.” American Behavioral Scientist 57.6 (2013): 818-837. DOI: 10.1177/0002764212458272
  • Journal Article
    Howe, P. D. and A. Leiserowitz. “Who remembers a hot summer or a cold winter? The asymmetric effect of beliefs about global warming on perceptions of local climate conditions in the U.S.” Global Environmental Change 23.6 (2013): 1488-1500. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.09.014
  • Journal Article
    Myers, T. A., E. W. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, K. Akerlof, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “The relationship between personal experience and belief in the reality of global warming.” Nature Climate Change 3.4 (2013): 343-347. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1754
  • Journal Article
    Kotchen, M. J., K. J. Boyle, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Willingness-to-pay and policy-instrument choice for climate-change policy in the United States.” Energy Policy 55 (2013): 617-625. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.12.058
  • 2012

  • Journal Article
    Smith, N. and A. Leiserowitz. “The Rise of Global Warming Skepticism: Exploring Affective Image Associations in the United States Over Time.” Risk Analysis 32.6 (2012): 1021-1032. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01801.x
  • Journal Article
    Feldman, L., E. W. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf, and A. Leiserowitz. “Climate on Cable: The Nature and Impact of Global Warming Coverage on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.” International Journal of Press/Politics 17.1 (2012): 3-31. DOI: 10.1177/1940161211425410
  • Journal Article
    Gorokhovich, Y. and A. Leiserowitz. “Historical and Future Coastal Changes in Northwest Alaska.” Journal of Coastal Research 28.1A (2012): 174-186. DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00031.1
  • Journal Article
    Mead, E., C. Roser-Renouf, R. N. Rimal, J. A. Flora, E. W. Maibach, and A. Leiserowitz. “Information Seeking About Global Climate Change Among Adolescents: The Role of Risk Perceptions, Efficacy Beliefs, and Parental Influences.” Atlantic Journal of Communication 20.1 (2012): 31-52. DOI: 10.1080/15456870.2012.637027
  • Journal Article
    Myers, T. A., M. C. Nisbet, E. W. Maibach, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “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
    Aldy, J. E., M. J. Kotchen, and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Willingness to pay and political support for a US national clean energy standard.” Nature Climate Change 2.8 (2012): 596-599. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1527
  • Journal Article
    Howe, P. D., E. M. Markowitz, T. M. Lee, C.-Y. Ko, and A. Leiserowitz. “Global perceptions of local temperature change.” Nature Climate Change 3.4 (2012): 352-356. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1768
  • 2011

  • Journal Article
    Nisbet, M. C., E. Maibach, and A. Leiserowitz. “Framing Peak Petroleum as a Public Health Problem: Audience Research and Participatory Engagement in the United States.” American Journal of Public Health 101.9 (2011): 1620-1626. DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2011.300230
  • Book Chapter
    Feldman, L, A. Leiserowitz, and E. Maibach. “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. A. Amarasingam. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2011. 25-46. Link
  • Journal Article
    Maibach, E. W., A. Leiserowitz, C. Roser-Renouf, and C. K. Mertz. “Identifying Like-Minded Audiences for Global Warming Public Engagement Campaigns: An Audience Segmentation Analysis and Tool Development.” PLoS ONE 6.3 (2011): e17571. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017571
  • Journal Article
    Ding, D., E. W. Maibach, XQ. Zhao, C. Roser-Renouf, and A. Leiserowitz. “Support for climate policy and societal action are linked to perceptions about scientific agreement.” Nature Climate Change 1.9 (2011): 462-466. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1295
  • Journal Article
    Zhao, XQ., A. A. Leiserowitz, E. W. Maibach, and C. Roser-Renouf. “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
  • 2010

  • Book Chapter
    Maibach E, C. Roser-Renouf, K. Akerlof, A. Leiserowitz, and M. Nisbet. “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 and J. Laitner. Washington DC: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 2010. 99-112. Link
  • Journal Article
    Akerlof, K., R. DeBono, P. Berry, A. Leiserowitz, C. Roser-Renouf, K.-L. Clarke, A. Rogaeva, M. C. Nisbet, M. R. Weathers, and E. W. Maibach. “Public Perceptions of Climate Change as a Human Health Risk: Surveys of the United States, Canada and Malta.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 7.6 (2010): 2559-2606. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7062559
  • Book Chapter
    Leiserowitz, A. “Risk Perceptions and Behavior.” Climate Change Science and Policy. Ed. S. H. Schneider, A. Rosencranz, M. D. Mastrandrea, and K. Kuntz-Duriseti Washington, DC: Island Press, 2010. 175-184. Link
  • 2009

  • Journal Article
    Hart, P. S. and A. A. Leiserowitz. “Finding the Teachable Moment: An Analysis of Information-Seeking Behavior on Global Warming Related Websites during the of The Day After Tomorrow.” Environmental Communication 3.3 (2009): 355-366. DOI: 10.1080/17524030903265823
  • Journal Article
    Liu, J. C.-E. and A. A. Leiserowitz. “From Red to Green? Environmental Attitudes and Behavior in Urban China.” Environment 51.4 (2009): 32-45. DOI: 10.3200/ENV.51.4.32-45
  • 2008

  • Journal Article
    Maibach, E. W., C. Roser-Renouf, and A. Leiserowitz. “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
  • 2007

  • Journal Article
    Broad, K., A. Leiserowitz, J. Weinkle, and M. Steketee. “Misinterpretations of the "Cone of Uncertainty" in Florida during the 2004 Hurricane Season.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 88.5 (2007): 651-667. DOI: 10.1175/bams-88-5-651
  • Journal Article
    Marx, S. M., E. U. Weber, B. S. Orlove, A. Leiserowitz, D. H. Krantz, C. Roncoli, and J. Phillips. “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
  • Book Chapter
    Leiserowitz, A. “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. Ed. S. C. Moser and L. Dilling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 44-63. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511535871.005