What people think about Climate Change

Posted by Pam French on Thu 25 June 2015

What people think about Climate Change. Where do you think you stand?

This is a summary the Climate Reality Project did of some research which tried to find clusters of attitudes re climate in an Australian sample of 3096 respondents.

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> > (The original research is \*Hine, D.W., Reser, J., Phillips, W. J., > Cooksey, R, Marks, A. D. G. , Nunn, P., Watt, S.E., Bradley, G.L., > Glendon, A.I. (2013). Identifying climate change interpretive > communities in a large Australian sample. Journal of Environmental > Psychology, 36, 229-239. Info on the methodology and the sample is in > that article, and not in this summary.) > >
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> > The research is essentially an Aussie version of Yale’s '6 Americas' > released a few years ago.The takeaway is that this study settled on > five clusters as providing the best way of explaining the responses. > They called those clusters > >
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> > - Dismissive (9%) > - Doubtful (12%) > - Uncertain (14%) > - Concerned (39%) > - Alarmed (26%) > >
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> > Details of the characteristics of each cluster are in the summary. >  [Page > 1](http://ttm.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Reality-Prac-guide-page1.pdf), > [Page > 2](http://ttm.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Climate-Reality-Prac-guide-page2.pdf). > >
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