Climate Notes

Experience with global warming is changing people’s minds about it

September 7, 2022 We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article, “Changing minds about global warming: vicarious experience predicts self-reported opinion change in the USA” in the journal Climatic Change. Americans are changing their minds about global warming. Public understanding and worry about global warming has grown over the past decade. However, less…
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Climate Change in the American Mind, April 2022

July 21, 2022 Climate Change in the American Mind is a joint program of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication Executive Summary Drawing on a nationally representative survey (n = 1,018) conducted from April 13 – May 2, 2022, this report describes Americans’ beliefs and…
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Politics & Global Warming, April 2022

July 7, 2022 Drawing on a nationally representative survey (n = 1,018; including 908 registered voters whose data are included in this report), these findings describe how Democratic, Independent, and Republican registered voters view climate and energy policies. This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey – Climate Change in the American…
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Who is willing to participate in non-violent civil disobedience for the climate?

January 25, 2022 Note: Some of the numbers in this report were corrected and updated at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Social movements (e.g., anti-war, civil rights, labor, environmental) and leaders (e.g., the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks) have historically used non-violent civil disobedience (e.g., sit-ins, blockades) as…
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