The Relationship Between Personal Experience and Belief in the Reality of Global Warming

Apr 30, 2013 | All Categories, Journal Articles

In this paper, we address the chicken-or-egg question posed by two alternative explanations for the relationship between perceived personal experience of global warming and belief certainty that global warming is happening: Do observable climate impacts create opportunities for people to become more certain of the reality of global warming, or does prior belief certainty shape people’s perceptions of impacts through a process of motivated reasoning? Download the Article Here.