Communication, Media & Politics in a World at Risk

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Posts tagged "Climate Change & Public Health"

Peak Oil Perceptions: How Americans View the Risks of a Major Spike in Oil Prices

A strong majority of Americans say it is likely that oil prices will triple in the coming five years and that such a tripling would be harmful both to the economy and to public health. Conservatives and those dismissive of climate change are among the most concerned by the threat of a major spike in…

Report On Conveying the Health Implications of Climate Change

In a 2008 study led by my colleague Ed Maibach,  over half of the nation’s public health departments reported that their communities were already experiencing health effects from climate change, yet fewer than 10% were taking steps to educate members of their community about the risks.  Motivated by this finding, over the past two years…