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Mental Models and Risk Perceptions Related to Climate Change  

Ann Bostrom

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Jun 2017
Mental models are the sets of causal beliefs we “run” in our minds to infer what will happen in a given event or situation. Mental models, like other models, are useful simplifications ... More

Meteorological History and Historical Climate of China  

Jie Fei

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Jun 2018
The Chinese meteorological records could be traced back to the oracle-bone inscriptions of the Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 bc–c. 1046 bc). For the past 3,000 years, continuous meteorological ... More

Methods for Assessing Journalistic Decisions, Advocacy Strategies, and Climate Change Communication Practices  

Senja Post

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Apr 2017
Research in the field of journalistic decisions, advocacy strategies, and communication practices is very heterogeneous, comprising diverse groups of actors and research questions. Not ... More

Methods for Assessing Online Climate Change Communication, Social Media Discussion, and Behavior  

Leona Yi-Fan Su, Heather Akin, and Dominique Brossard

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Mar 2017
In recent years, increased Internet access and new communication technologies have led to the development of online methods for gathering public opinion and behavioral data related to ... More

Methods for Assessing Visual Images and Depictions of Climate Change  

Anders Hansen

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Sep 2017
Visual representation has been important in communicating and constructing the environment as a focus for public and political concern since the rise of environmentalism in the 1960s. As ... More

Mineral Dust Generation across Northern Africa and Its Impacts  

Peter Knippertz

Mineral dust is the most important natural aerosol type by mass, with northern Africa the most prominent source region worldwide. Dust particles are lifted into the atmosphere by strong ... More

Modeling of Regional Climate over the Tibetan Plateau  

Yanhong Gao and Deliang Chen

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Oct 2017
The modeling of climate over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) started with the introduction of Global Climate Models (GCMs) in the 1950s. Since then, GCMs have been developed to simulate ... More

Multiple Equilibria in the Climate System  

Henk A. Dijkstra

The idea that under the same external forcing conditions, the climate system is able to have several (statistical) equilibrium states is both fascinating and worrying: fascinating because ... More

Narrative Persuasion and Storytelling as Climate Communication Strategies  

Michael D. Jones and Holly Peterson

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Aug 2017
Despite scientific consensus about anthropogenic climate change and its potentially devastating effects on the earth, public perceptions remain resistant to some of the most important ... More

North Atlantic Oscillation  

Edward Hanna and Thomas E. Cropper

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Feb 2017
Many variations in the weather in the European and North Atlantic regions are linked with changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). The NAO is measured using a south-minus-north ... More

Numerical Methods in Atmospheric Models  

Fedor Mesinger, Miodrag Rančić, and R. James Purser

The astonishing development of computer technology since the mid-20th century has been accompanied by a corresponding proliferation in the numerical methods that have been developed to ... More

Objectivity, False Balance, and Advocacy in News Coverage of Climate Change  

Declan Fahy

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Mar 2017
Objectivity and advocacy have been contentious topics within environmental journalism since the specialism was formed in the 1960s. Objectivity is a broad term, but has been commonly ... More

Observed Regional Climate Change in Tibet over the Last Decades  

Kun Yang

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Mar 2017
The Tibetan Plateau (TP) is subjected to strong interactions among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere. The Plateau exerts huge thermal forcing on the mid-troposphere ... More

Ocean Mixing  

Carl Wunsch

Oceanic mixing is one of the major determinants of the ocean circulation and its climatological influences. Existing distributions of mixing properties determine the rates of storage and ... More

Online and Social Media Campaigns For Climate Change Engagement  

Alexandra Segerberg

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Jun 2017
Communication campaigns play a key role in shaping what people think, feel, and do about climate change, and help shape public agendas at the local, national, and international levels. As ... More

Participatory and Deliberative Approaches to Climate Change  

Gwendolyn Blue

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Mar 2017
Participation by citizens and stakeholder groups is an important aspect of climate governance at the regional, national, international, and global levels. Increasing awareness of ... More

Partisan Cueing and Polarization in Public Opinion About Climate Change  

Deborah Lynn Guber

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Jun 2017
Despite an accumulation of scientific evidence on both the causes and consequences of climate change, U.S. public opinion on the subject has splintered sharply along party lines. While a ... More

Perceived Temporal and Geographic Distance and Public Opinion about Climate Change  

Rachel I. McDonald

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Sep 2016
There is mounting scientific evidence linking extreme weather events such as wildfires in the western United States and Hurricane Sandy with anthropogenic climate change. However, those in ... More

Personal Experience, Extreme Weather Events, and Perceptions of Climate Change  

Christopher P. Borick and Barry G. Rabe

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Mar 2017
The factors that determine individual perceptions of climate change have been a focus of social science research for many years. An array of studies have found that individual-level ... More

Poland’s Climate in the Last Millennium  

Rajmund Przybylak

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Apr 2016
The reconstruction of climate in Poland in the past millennium, as measured by several kinds of proxy data, is more complete than that of many other regions in Europe and the world. In ... More

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