Climate change beliefs and adaptation attitudes: lessons from the more-or-less real world
December 1, 2016
Speaker: Stuart Carlton, Texas Sea Grant
After 30+ years of debate, climate change remains a public
controversy. Indeed, around half of US citizens don’t believe in anthropogenic
climate change despite the consensus among climate scientists. Why is this
happening? Why don’t people believe in, or respond to, climate change? What can
scientists and outreach personnel do to better communicate the urgency of
climate change? Can we blame the media? Please? In this seminar, Dr.
Carlton will review a handful of climate
change studies that he’s done throughout the U.S. and discuss (1) what they
teach us about people’s conception of climate change and (2) the ramifications
of these studies for climate change adaptation and communication.