21 Feb '12, 8pm

The True Politics of Climate Change: A Video Interview with Jon Krosnick

The True Politics of Climate Change: A Video Interview with Jon Krosnick

eschipul via Flickr /CC BY-SA 2.0 John Krosnick is a Stanford social psychologist whose work has explored public opinion about energy and climate change . A series of surveys he conducted for the Woods Institute for the Environment last year yielded some surprising results: Most notably, that publicly advocating for solutions to climate change actually improves political candidates chances of winning an election. I recently sat down with Krosnick, and he discussed his work in greater detail. Watch: Krosnick was one of the myriad speakers at this year's Climate, Mind, and Behavior conference , an annual gathering of scientists, psychologists, behavioral economists, authors, and policy experts in Garrison, New York. His talk touched on the findings of his recent work, and pondered the divide between public opinion regarding global warming—he pointed out that strong majoritie...

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