This academic research center studies the psychological, cultural, and political factors that shape public opinion and behavior, using surveys, experiments, interviews, statistical models, maps and participatory GIS, among other methods, at the global, national, and local scales. On this website, find publications, data, and visualizations, such as the Yale Climate Opinion Maps.
At George Mason University, this center conducts communication studies in order to help government agencies, civic organizations, professional associations, and companies apply social science research to improve their public engagement initiatives on climate change. Find reports, presentations, and other resources.
In addition to a variety of information on climate change, this science advocacy organization has published videos and other training resources on how scientists can clearly communicate about their research to policy makers and the public.
A nonprofit organization, RFF "conducts independent research--rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences--on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues." Focuses on Energy and Climate, Regulating Risks, Transportation and Urban Land, The Natural World, and Health and Environment. RFF researchers are primarily economists, but coverage is multidisciplinary, with relevance to city and regional planning, engineering, ecology, geography, law, political science, and public policy. Includes a blog and a Featured Work section with reports from RFF centers (e.g., Center for Climate and Electricity Policy).
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