Perception of climate change

In a study of seasonal mean temperature anomalies, prominent climate scientist James Hansen asserts that the variability of local weather is the greatest barrier to public recognition of climate change. 

In a related Washington Post article, he describes how his earlier predictions about climate change were too optimistic and that his new research has revealed a "stunning increase" in the frequency and severity of extreme weather.

Date: 2012
Strategic Approach: Framing, Other
Strategic Approach: Framing, Other

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