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Public Knowledge, Scientific Literacy, Numeracy, and Perceptions of Climate Change  

Jaime Gilden and Ellen Peters

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Apr 2017
It is a widely accepted scientific fact that our climate is changing and that this change is caused by human activity. Despite the scientific consensus, many individuals in the United ... More

Quaternary Climate Variation in West Africa  

Timothy M. Shanahan

West Africa is among the most populated regions of the world, and it is predicted to continue to have one of the fastest growing populations in the first half of the 21st century. More ... More

Quaternary Climate Variation in Eastern Africa  

Thomas C. Johnson

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Feb 2017
The people of East Africa are particularly vulnerable to the whims of their regional climate. A rapidly growing population depends heavily on rain-fed agriculture, and when the rains ... More

Quaternary Climate Variation in Southern Africa  

David S. G. Thomas

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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Race, Class, Gender and Climate Change Communication  

Adam R. Pearson, Matthew T. Ballew, Sarah Naiman, and Jonathon P. Schuldt

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Apr 2017
Interest in the audience factors that shape the processing of climate change messaging has risen over the past decade, as evidenced by dozens of studies demonstrating message effects that ... More

Regional Climate Modeling and Air-Sea Coupling  

Corinna Schrum

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Mar 2017
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Modeling
Regional models were originally developed to serve weather forecasting and regional process studies. Typical simulations encompass time periods in the order of days or weeks. Thereafter ... More

Regional History of Settlement and Human Impacts in the Baltic Sea Region Over the Last 2000 Years  

Mika Lavento

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This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

The Relationships Between Climate Change News Coverage, Policy Debate, and Societal Decisions  

D. B. Tindall, Mark C.J. Stoddart, and Candis Callison

This article considers the relationship between news media and the sociopolitical dimensions of climate change. Media can be seen as sites where various actors contend with one another for ... More

Religious Identity, Beliefs, and Views about Climate Change  

Sonya Sachdeva

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Sep 2016
People can take extraordinary measures to protect that which they view as sacred. They may refuse financial gain, engage in bloody, inter-generational conflicts, mount hunger strikes and ... More

Scientists’ Views about Public Engagement and Science Communication in the Context of Climate Change  

John Besley and Anthony Dudo

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Apr 2017
Scientists who study issues such as climate change are often called on by both their colleagues and broader society to share what they know and why it matters. Many are willing to do ... More

Shifting Roles of Science Journalists Covering Climate Change  

Michael Brüggemann

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Apr 2017
Climate journalism is a moving target. Driven by its changing technological and economic contexts, challenged by the complex subject matter of climate change, and immersed in a polarized ... More

Social Capital and Climate Change Adaptation  

Daniel P. Aldrich, Courtney M. Page-Tan, and Christopher J. Paul

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Nov 2016
Anthropogenic climate change increasingly disrupts livelihoods, floods coastal urban cities and island nations, and exacerbates extreme weather events. There is near-universal consensus ... More

Social Movement Participation and Climate Change  

James Goodman

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Mar 2017
Climate change is often said to herald the anthropocene, where humans become active participants in the remaking of global geology. The corollary of the wide acceptance of a geological ... More

Solar Geoengineering Governance  

Masahiro Sugiyama, Atsushi Ishii, Shinichiro Asayama, and Takanobu Kosugi

Climate engineering, a set of techniques proposed to intervene directly in the climate system to reduce risks from climate change, presents many novel governance challenges. Solar ... More

Source Influence on Journalistic Decisions and News Coverage of Climate Change  

Alison Anderson

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Mar 2017
Across many parts of the globe the relationship between journalists and news sources has been transformed by digital technologies, increased reliance on public relations practitioners, and ... More

Spatial Statistics  

Christopher K. Wikle

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Jul 2018
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Statistics
The climate system consists of interactions between physical, biological, chemical, and human processes across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Characterizing the behavior of ... More

Strategic Framing and Persuasive Messaging to Influence Climate Change Perceptions and Decisions  

Toby Bolsen and Matthew A. Shapiro

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Jul 2017
The importance of framing as a concept is reflected by the massive amount of attention it has received from scholars across disciplines. As a communicative process, framing involves making ... More

Strategies for Countering False Information and Beliefs about Climate Change  

R. Kelly Garrett

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Apr 2017
Misperceptions about climate change are widespread, and efforts to correct them must be grounded in an understanding of the factors, both individual and social, that contribute to them. ... More

Sun-Climate Connections  

Judith L. Lean

Emergent in recent decades are robust specifications and understanding of connections between the Sun’s changing radiative energy and Earth’s changing climate and atmosphere. This follows ... More

Sustainability Science and Climate Change Communication  

Bridie McGreavy and David Hart

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May 2017
Direct experience, scientific reports, and international media coverage make clear that the breadth, severity, and multiple consequences from climate change are far-reaching and ... More

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