Climate Change Attitudes Bibliography

Required project reading (see each weekly assignment for when these are due):

  1. The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment (WACCIA), Climate Impacts Group, 2009.
  2. Maibach, E., C. Roser-Renouf, A. Leiserowitz.  2009.  Global Warming’s Six Americas 2009:  An Audience Segmentation Analysis.  Yale Project on Climate Change and George Mason Universtiy Center for Climate Change Communication.
  3. Joe Cone and Kirsten Wiinters. (2011) Mental Models Interviewing for More-Effective Communication. Oregon State University Press
  4. Colin Robson, Real World Research, Blackwell Publishers.  Ch. 17 The Analysis and Interpretation of Qualitative Data (a more readable copy to be posted later).

Strongly suggested (if you are having trouble figuring out how to conduct and analyze theInterview):  These references will no longer be available for download from the web site after Week 10.

  1. Colin Robson, Real World Research, Blackwell Publishers.  Ch. 9 Interviews, and Part IV Arranging the Practicalities.
  2. Colin Robson, Real World Research, Blackwell Publishers.  Ch. 17 The Analysis and Interpretation of Real World Data.  This pdf is at low resolution and will be fuzzy unless you view it at 75-100%!  Print is OK.

In addition to required project reading (above), the following might be of interest for additional background.  As of 12/29/2011, these are ordered with most recently added first, with the date added preceding each entry.

  1. (12/29/2011).  Inside Climate News  (, in particular:  Scientists Feel … Pressure to Speak Out.  Thanks to Adam Wolf for link.
  2. (12/29/2011). Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. M. Conway, Bloomsbury Press, May 24, 2011.
  3. Richard C. J. Somerville  and Susan Joy Hassol, Communicating the science of climate change, Physics Today, October 2011, page 48, Permalink.
  4. George Mason University 4C – Center for Climate Change Communication- The Climate Change in the American Mind Series, May 2011, and their Recommended Links about climate change and public engagement.  Also relevant for our work is:  their on line survey and look the Six Americas Methodology  Global Warming’s Six Americas Screening Tools: The Manual
  5. Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments.  Climate Impacts Group, 2009.
  6. For information about social science methods see the Web Center for Social Research Methods (you might want to go directly to its Table of Contents).  The Web Center has a solid discussion contrasting inductive and deductive.
  7. Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP).   Change Analysis Report.  This is the foundational element of  their assessment of nearshore conditions.  Charles “Si” Simenstad is the primary author, and leader of the Nearshore Science Team.  Thanks to Teal W for this item.
  8. Nov. 8th -WA DFW Climate Change Workshop:  Climate Change Effects on Marine, Coastal and Freshwater systems in Western Washington.   a presentation of observed and projected impacts and discussion regarding additional research needs.  The workshop was based on two documents to be posted here (when and if we get the url) which were prepared for the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC).  The workshop focused on the Washington portion of the region.  Note that just the executive summary is here for each of the science summaries.  Patricia Tillman of the National Wildlife Federation co-authored these documents and provided an overview and summary of the documents, to include both observed impacts and projected impacts as recorded in the scientific literature for both of these systems.  The purpose of the workshop was to orient participants to these science summaries and how they may be useful to their work.   Thanks to Teal W for this item.

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