Experience-based and Description-based Perceptions of Long-term Risk: Why Global Warming Does Not Scare Us (Yet)

Organization: Center for Research on Environmental Decisions

A journal article on how the factors that influence one's perception of risk, such as recent personal experience or an event's probability, affect risk management decisions and how the abstract and delayed nature of climate change fails to elicit visceral reactions.
A survey of US residents on awareness, understanding, concern, and behavior as it relates to climate change and weather trends in order to understand why beliefs are malleable.