Climate Notes

Takin’ It to the Mall: Consumer Activism on Global Warming

In our published scientific article: The consumer as climate activist, we found that Americans are more likely to engage in consumer activism than political activism to combat global warming, and it’s on the rise. Yet most Americans don’t realize that consumer activism can influence companies. And even those that do seek to influence companies are…
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Is There a Climate “Spiral of Silence” in America?

Most Americans say global warming is personally important to them, but don’t talk or hear about it much. Our surveys have repeatedly shown that most Americans are interested in the issue of global warming and consider it personally important. Our studies, however, have also shown that for most Americans, climate change is not a common topic of conversation…
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Global Warming, God, and the “End Times”

For a significant number of Americans, the reality, causes and meaning of global warming are seen through the lens of their religious beliefs. Some reject the evidence that humans are causing global warming because they believe God controls the climate. Others believe that global warming is evidence that the world will be ending soon, and…
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