Rural Nevada and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Beliefs, and Risk Perception

Organization: Risk Analysis

A study of Nevada ranchers and farmers, which found that political orientation and local observations of climate change are the most prominent determinants of risk perception.
An assertion that climate change communication is partly at fault for climate denial, due to its focus on methods of persuasion rather than social movement mobilization to engage people in collective action.
An investigation of how one's beliefs about science influence opinions on climate change uncertainty  and the implications this has for effectively communicating about climate science with different audiences. Photo via (cc) Flickr user NASA ICE
A study of public opinion in New Zealand that examines the relationship between public knowledge, efficacy and concern about climate change, which finds that knowledge about the issue can increase concern and in turn lead to a greater sense of efficacy.
An article on how emotions, while often dismissed as irrational, are an important tool for communicating about the moral implications of climate change and motivating behavior change.
A study that explores four dimensions of psychological distance – temporal, social, geographical and uncertainty – in relation to public concern about climate change, sustainable behaviors, and preparedness to act.