Publications

Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2009

In September and October 2008, a research team from Yale and George Mason Universities conducted a nationally representative survey of 2,164 American adults. The survey found that concerns about the economy dwarfed all other issues with global warming ranked 10th out of 11 national issues. Many Americans said that the United States should act to…
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Adapting to the Changing Climate: An Assessment of Local Health Department Preparations For Climate Change-Related Health Threats, 2008-2012

Climate change poses a major public health threat. A survey of U.S. local health department directors in 2008 found widespread recognition of the threat, but limited adaptive capacity, due to perceived lack of expertise and other resources. We assessed changes between 2008 and 2012 in local public health departments' preparedness for the public health threats of…
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Climate Change and Local Public Health in the United States: Preparedness, Programs and Perceptions of Local Public Health Department Directors

The understanding that global climate change represents a profound threat to the health and well-being of human and nonhuman species worldwide is growing. This article examines the potential of communication and marketing interventions to influence population behavior in ways consistent with climate change prevention and adaptation objectives. Specifically, using a framework based on an ecologic…
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