Climate change beliefs

Climate change beliefs

The first two reports documenting our research are now available. Others are in preparation


The climate change game change reviews trends in temperature, both global and in Australia, the impact of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide, trends in belief in imminent global warming, and trends in Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. The strategic implications are discussed. As 2016 is an election year in Australia, politicians need to have a good response to the recent trends. Includes an appendix on temperature and belief trends in the USA.

Factors influencing changing beliefs over time about the existence of global warming identifies and quantifies the drivers of changing beliefs about global warming and support for generic action. It is based on time series of consumer surveys in Australia and the USA and offers a new perspective on the decline in belief in the existence of global warming observed in both countries from late 2008. It quantifies the relationship between temperature and belief in global warming and between belief in global warming and support for generic action.



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That 2015 was the warmest year on record, by a considerable margin, destroys the claim by some deniers of climate change, that the world has not warmed since 1998. This report analyses temperature trends, both global and Australian, shows the trend in belief in imminent global warming, analyses the impact of increasing carbon dioxide, and reviews Australias greenhouse gas emissions trends.  Includes an appendix on trends in temperature and belief in the USA.

$40.00

It has been observed in surveys of public opinion that beliefs about the existence of global warming have changed over time.  The objective of this analysis is to identify and to quantify the factors which have influenced changing aggregate beliefs about the existence of global warming over time.  This covers beliefs in both Australia and the USA which have varied almost in lock-step despite very different economic conditions during the global financial crisis.

$55.00