Communicating Sea Level Rise

Resource Author: Karen Akerlof

Climate change is proven to cause oceans to warm and expand, triggering a large increase of water from melting glaciers. This review explores media analyses and audience research to find the remaining gaps to understanding sea–level-rise.   
George Mason University’s Center for climate Change Communication conducted stack holder interviews with participants representing four areas of interest for the Salt Marsh Stories program.
George Mason University joined together with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to get Maryland residents’ opinions on climate change, energy sources, and public health. 
George Mason University partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to help communities within Maryland express their concerns on climate change, public health and energy sources.   WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK: The report explores attitudes toward policies that relate to climate change due to extreme weather events such as extended...
A survey of Maryland residents that investigates understanding of climate impacts and support for climate and energy policies. 
Six years after Maryland implemented ambitious targets for reducing energy use, George Mason University surveyed residents on their opinions towards renewable energy and got a big thumbs up for renewable power. WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK Because when it comes to renewable energy, seeing is believing. The report and accompanying infographic show that when people can...
A majority of Maryland residents are concerned about the risks of climate change and the health and environmental costs of how their energy is generated.
An examination of when and where climate models have appeared in US media, including political opinion outlets, and the ways they have been targeted by climate skeptics who question the validity of the projections.
A study of public preferences for the terms "global warming," "climate change," and "global climate change" based on respondents' characteristics, beliefs, political affiliation, and segmentation from the Global Warming's Six Americas research.
A survey to determine whether the public believes that climate change poses a human health risk and if so, how urgent and personal are these threats perceived to be?