I was recently asked by an Ohio State University graduate student to post a link to his peer-reviewed survey regarding climate science and policy.
This graduate student's study is looking at individuals who seek out information about climate change and who are knowledgeable about the issues surrounding climate change. I was more than happy to honor his request of this blog.
Climate Change Policy Attitudes Survey
Researchers from the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University are conducting a study to better understand the relationship between the level of support for climate mitigation and adaptation policy alternatives, how individuals view the role of government in society, and the role of science in policy making. Researchers are looking for people to participate in an online survey who search for and read climate change information via blogs and websites. The survey asks a series of questions regarding roles and responsibilities of policy makers and scientists, perception of the risks of climate change, belief in climate change, accuracy and validity of climate science, trust in government and other institutions, and a series of climate mitigation and adaptation policy alternatives. If you would like to participate please click on the link below:
The survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete however you may take as much time as you wish. The survey is anonymous however, the survey software tracks IP addresses to protect against people taking the survey more than once. This information will not be used in the analysis of the survey results. Results will be used to develop two doctoral dissertations and journal publications. Results will be provided to AccuWeather.com's Global Climate Change Blog and participants who ask for results at the end of the survey. Funding for the survey is provided by internal funds of The College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
For more information or questions please contact Ajay Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea ice extent and volume continues to run well below normal.
The first three-quarters of this year the warmest such period on record globally going back to 1880.
At the current pace, this year will easily end up as the warmest year on record globally.
The risk of flooding similar to Hurricane Sandy in the New York City area is likely to be significantly higher by the end of the century.
Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of area burned by western U.S. forest fires over the past 30 years.
Evidence of climate change.