We are a world-leading social science research center that identifies new opportunities to enhance public understanding of climate change, and increases public engagement with climate solutions.
Our Center’s Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health empowers the trusted voices of health professionals and facilitates the medical community’s response to climate change.
What We Do
Our research informs programs that activate the most trusted voices in America. Our programs activate trusted voices at scale with proven messages to help build public and political will for equitable climate solutions.
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The work of Mason's Center for Climate Change Communication (4C) would not be possible without the generous financial support we have received from philanthropic foundations and individual donors.
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Our motivation is to apply our research discoveries about the public understanding of climate and communication to benefit the world.
Provides more than 1,100 local weathercasters with localized climate reporting data. That's more than half of America's TV weathercasters.
Reporting on Climate Matters
Our research shows there's been a 100 fold increase in on-air climate reporting by weathercasters
The Power of the Health Voice
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health has 50 national medical societies representing over 700,000 physicians—70% of U.S. doctors
Most Americans Think Global Warming Is Happening
Americans who think global warming is happening outnumber those who think it is not happening by a ratio of nearly 5 to 1 (74% versus 15%)
Concern about Global Warming
About two-thirds of Americans (66%) say they are at least “somewhat worried” about global warming. This includes 30% of Americans who say they are “very worried.”