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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Social identity underpins views on climate change

Strategies for building support for climate change mitigation policies should go beyond attempts to improve the public’s understanding of science, according to new research.

The study, published today in Nature Climate Change, found that when it came to human-induced climate change, the actions and beliefs of both sceptics and believers could be understood as integrated expressions of self, underpinning specific social identities.

Please see link below for more details:

http://monash.edu.au/news/show/actions-and-beliefs-behind-climate-change-stance

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