Public Understanding of Climate Change in the United States

Resource Author: Elke Weber

A study of why U.S. public opinion on climate change has become more polarized while scientific evidence has concurrently become more solidified, including the role of mental models and frames in this phenomenon.
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.