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What Do We Think About Climate Change, and Why?

Maxwell, R. and Miller, T. (2018) What Do We Think About Climate Change, and Why? Psychology Today, 18 March 2018 .

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A recent longitudinal review of studies into the US population’s beliefs about climate change since the early 1980s discloses that they are very similar to positions on other major political issues, such as violence, racism, and socialism. In all such cases, the clue to a divided society lies in “partisan and ideological polarisation enhanced by communications from elites.” In other words, people largely follow the arguments put forward from their side of electoral politics and within their preferred media sources...

Item Type: Non-refereed Article
Publisher: Psychology Today
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