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Reframing Climate Change as a Public Health Issue: An Exploratory Study of Public Reactions

Jun 1, 2010 | All Categories, Journal Articles

Climate change is taking a toll on human health, and some leaders in the public health community have urged their colleagues to give voice to its health implications. Previous research has shown that Americans are only dimly aware of the health implications of climate change, yet the literature on issue framing suggests that providing a novel frame – such as human health – may be potentially useful in enhancing public engagement. We conducted an exploratory study in the United States of people’s reactions to a public health-framed short essay on climate change. Download the Report Here.