Papers in Sustainability Science
Spence A., Poortinga, W., Butler, C., and Pidgeon, N.F. 'Perceptions of climate change and willingness to act sustainably influenced by flood experiences'. Nature Climate Change, 2011 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NCLIMATE1059
Members of the Schools of Psychology and Welsh School of Architecture have published the first evidence of a link between local climate related impacts and public beliefs about climate change this week in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Professor Nick Pidgeon, School of Psychology and Sustainable Places Research Institute, Cardiff University, who led the research team said that: “This important study provides the first solid evidence for something which has been suspected for some time – that people’s local experience of climate-related events such as flooding will promote higher awareness of the issue. As a result it suggests new ways for engaging people with this most important and pressing of environmental issues”.
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