Tag Archives: 2009

Climategate, Public Opinion, and the Loss of Trust

This working paper examines the impact of Climategate on public perceptions of climate change and climate scientists, drawing on our national survey conducted in December, 2009 and January, 2010. In brief, we found that Climategate had a significant negative effect on public beliefs in global warming and trust in scientists. The loss of trust in…
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Promoting Physical Activity and Reducing Climate Change

Automobile use is a significant contributor to climate change, local air pollution, pedestrian injuries and deaths, declines in physical activity and obesity. A significant proportion of car use is for short trips that can relatively easily be taken with active transportation options – walking or cycling – or with public transportation. In this commentary, we…
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Creating a Common Climate Language

The National Research Council has observed that climate science is progressing well, but the use of science in decision making lags far behind. Given the high stakes involved, it is imperative that we improve the exchange of information between scientists and public stakeholders. Here, we suggest three steps that would advance the public’s decision-making capacity... Download…
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