Anthony Leiserowitz

Research Scientist and Director of the Yale Project 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.

2014

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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Gorokhovich, Y.; Leiserowitz, A.; Dugan, D. “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
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    Boudet, H.; Clarke, C.; Bugden, D.; Maibach, E.; Roser-Renouf, C.; Leiserowitz, A.. “"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
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    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

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    Smith, N. & Leiserowitz, A. “American evangelicals and global warming.” Global Environmental Change (2013). DOI: /10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.04.001
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    Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Smith, N., & Dawson, E. “Climategate, public opinion, and the loss of trust.” American Behavioral Scientist 57.6 (2013): 818-837. DOI: 10.1177/0002764212458272
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    Anderson, A. Myers, T., Maibach, E., Cullen, H., Gandy, J., Witte, J., Stenhouse, N. & Leiserowitz, A. “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).
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    Fonseca, M., Hueffer, K. Leiserowitz, A., & Taylor, K. “The wisdom of crowds: Predicting a weather and climate-related event.” Judgment and Decision Making 8.2 (2013): 91-105.
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    Kotchen, M., Boyle, K., & Leiserowitz, A. “Willingness to pay and policy-instrument choice for climate change policy in the United States (in press).” Energy Policy (2013).
  • 2012

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    Aldy, J., Kotchen, M., & Leiserowitz, A. “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
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    Smith N, Leiserowitz A. “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
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    Mead, E., Rimal, R., Roser-Renouf, C., Flora, J., Maibach, E., & Leiserowitz, A.. “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
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    Myers TA, Nisbet MC, Malback EW and Leiserowitz AA. “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
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    Maibach, E., Leiserowitz, A., Cobb, S., Shank, M., Cobb, K., & Gulledge, J. “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
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    Howe, P., Markowitz, E., Lee, T.M., Ko, C.Y., & Leiserowitz, A.. “Global perceptions of local temperature change.” Nature Climate Change 3 (2012): 352-356. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1768
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    O’Riordan, T. Leiserowitz, A., McGowan, A., & Cutter, S. “Rio+20: An endangered species?.” Environment 54.2 (2012): 44-50.
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    Myers, T., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C., Akerlof, K., & Leiserowitz, A.. “The relationship between personal experience and belief in the reality of global warming.” Nature Climate Change 3 (2012): 343-347. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1754
  • 2011

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    Nisbet, M., Maibach, E., & Leiserowitz, A. “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
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    Gorokhovich, Y. & Leiserowitz, A. “Historical and future coastal changes in Northwest Alaska.” Journal of Coastal Research 28.1A (2011). DOI: 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-11-00031.1
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    Maibach, E., Leiserowitz, A., Roser-Renouf, C., & Mertz, C.K. “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
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    Feldman, L., Maibach, E., Roser-Renouf, C. & Leiserowitz, A. “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
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    Ding, D., Maibach, E., Zhao, X., Roser-Renouf, C. & Leiserowitz, A. “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
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    Zhao, X., Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., & Roser-Renouf, C. “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
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    Maibach, Edward W., Anthony Leiserowitz, Connie 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. Link
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    Feldman, Lauren, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Edward 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. Amarnath Amarasingam. Jefferson, NC.: McFarland and Company., 2011. 25-46.
  • 2010

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    Maibach E, Roser-Renouf C, Akerlof K, Leiserowitz A, Nisbet M. “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.
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    Bowman, Thomas E., Edward Maibach, Michael E. Mann, Richard C. J. Somerville, Barry J. Seltser, Baruch Fischhoff, Stephen M. Gardiner, Robert J. Gould, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Gary Yohe.. “Time to Take Action on Climate Communication..” Science. 330.6007 (2010): 1044. DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6007.1044
  • 2009

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    Hart, P. and Leiserowitz, A. “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
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    Liu, Chung-En and Leiserowitz, A. “From Red to Green? Environmental attitudes and behavior in urban China.” Environment 51.4 (2009): 32-45.
  • 2008

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    Maibach, E. W., Roser-Renouf, C., and Leiserowitz, A. “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
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    Leiserowitz, A. and Fernandez, L. “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
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    Leiserowitz, A. “Climate change in the American mind.” Global climate change: National security implications. Ed. C. Pumphrey Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, 2008.
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    Leiserowitz, A., Kates, R., and Parris. “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.
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    Leiserowitz, A. and Fernandez, L. Toward a new consciousness: Values to sustain human and natural communities. New Haven, CT: Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2008.
  • 2007

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    Broad, K., Leiserowitz, A., Weinkle, J., and Steketee, M. “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
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    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. S. Moser and L. Dilling Edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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    Marx, S., Weber, E., Orlove, B., Leiserowitz, A., Krantz, D., Roncoli, C., Phillips, J. “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
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    Leiserowitz, A. “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).