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Public perceptions of climate change in Wales: Summary findings of a survey of the Welsh public conducted during November and December 2012

Capstick, Stuart B., Pidgeon, Nicholas and Whitehead, Mark 2013. Public perceptions of climate change in Wales: Summary findings of a survey of the Welsh public conducted during November and December 2012. [Project Report]. Climate Change Consortium of Wales. Available at: http://c3wales.org/thematic_clusters/survey-findin...

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Abstract

Climate change presents a formidable challenge to societies across the globe. The infrastructure, economy, natural environment, and health and wellbeing of people in Wales are each expected to be affected by climate change in the coming years. In its policies, the Welsh Government has asserted its commitment to urgent and sustained action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Whilst the case for action on mitigation remains, there is also a clear need to develop effective adaptation approaches in anticipation of consequences, which have become unavoidable in Wales and elsewhere. However, mitigation and adaptation efforts are unlikely to be fully effective without significant awareness, engagement and buy-in from the population of Wales as a whole. This report examines public perceptions of climate change in Wales at the end of the year 2012, using a nationally representative survey (n=1,001) of the Welsh public. The main aims of the survey were to examine people’s views regarding the reality of and human contribution to climate change, their concerns about the impacts of climate change, perspectives on climate change adaptation, and attitudes towards policy and behaviour change. As this survey was conducted at the end of a year when Wales experienced serious levels of high rainfall and associated flooding, the link between people’s experience of flooding and climate change perceptions is also explored, including by the use of an additional oversample in a heavily affected part of Wales (n=100).

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Climate Change Consortium of Wales
Funders: C3W, Welsh Government
Last Modified: 21 May 2014 15:02
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45931

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