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August 17, 2014

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9:28 PM | Profiles In Courage
Republicans and global warming: In stark contrast to their party’s public stance on Capitol Hill, many Republicans privately acknowledge the scientific consensus that human activity is at least partially responsible for climate change and recognize the need to address the problem. However, they see little political benefit to speaking out on the issue… Anthony Adragna, […]

August 02, 2014

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8:19 AM | With climate change, uncertainty is no-one’s friend
Heard people say climate science is uncertain? Research by psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky from the University of Bristol and his colleagues finds this would be more, not less, reason to fight global warming.

August 01, 2014

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8:19 AM | With climate change, uncertainty is no-one’s friend
Heard people say climate science is uncertain? Research by psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky from the University of Bristol and his colleagues finds this would be more, not less, reason to fight global warming.

July 26, 2014

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9:59 AM | Temperatures make our global warming opinions change like the weather
Our experience of current warmth can override our scientific knowledge in driving beliefs about climate change, which is part of the reason we struggle to take the resulting risks seriously, underlines Columbia University’s Elke Weber.

Weber, E. (2006). Experience-Based and Description-Based Perceptions of Long-Term Risk: Why Global Warming does not Scare us (Yet), Climatic Change, 77 (1-2) 103-120. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-006-9060-3

Li, Y., Johnson, E. & Zaval, L. (2011). Local Warming: Daily Temperature Change Influences Belief in Global Warming, Psychological Science, 22 (4) 454-459. DOI: 10.1177/0956797611400913

Zaval, L., Keenan, E., Johnson, E. & Weber, E. (2014). How warm days increase belief in global warming, Nature Climate Change, 4 (2) 143-147. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2093

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