Climate Change in the American Mind, an interactive discussion with Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and principal investigator for the landmark reports on Global Warming's Six Americas.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Mesa Lab Main Seminar Room
Leiserowitz will discuss his multiyear research analyzing Americans’ interpretations of and responses to climate change. This work segments the American public into six audiences that range from “Alarmed” to “Dismissive.” The intensive survey research has resulted in a typology of American beliefs about extreme weather, natural disasters, and responses to climatic change.
The presentation will illuminate the challenges scientists, policy makers, and others face in understanding the different segments of American public opinion and how to communicate with them. Scientists from NCAR and NOAA will join Leiserowitz to share insights gleaned from their public presentations.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to: http://president.ucar.edu/events/climate-change-american-mind
Sponsored by the NCAR & UCAR Communications Office and the Tim Wirth Chair, University of Colorado Denver.
Correction: This announcement has been updated to reflect sponsorship by the Tim Wirth Chair, not the UN Foundation.