U.W. Lecture: Climate Change in the American Mind – Oct 30

Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony LeiserowitzBUNK: The Information Series

  • Director, Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

October 30, 2018   |   7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 120

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  • This event is free and open to the public. 


Climate Change in the American Mind

Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges of our time. Americans have diverse and sometime opposing views about global warming, fundamentally shaping the political climate of climate change. Dr. Leiserowitz will report on recent trends in Americans’ climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and discuss strategies to build public and political will for climate action.

About Anthony Leiserowitz

Anthony Leiserowitz, Ph.D. is Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and a Research Scientist at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is an expert on public opinion and engagement with the issues of climate change and the environment. His research investigates the psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy support, and behavior. He conducts research at the global, national, and local scales, including many surveys of the American public. He also conducted the first study of worldwide public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sustainability, including environmental protection, economic prosperity, and human development. He has served as a consultant to the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), the United Nations Development Program, the Gallup World Poll, and the World Economic Forum. He is a recipient of the Friend of the Planet Award from the National Center for Science Education and a Mitofsky Innovator Award from the American Association of Public Opinion Research. He is also the host of Climate Connections, a daily national public radio program and podcast. Twitter: @ecotone2@YaleClimateComm@CC_Yale.

Sponsoring Departments

  • UW Graduate School
  • College of the Environment