Attitudes Toward Climate Change: Major Emitters in Southwestern Kansas

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Show simple item record Harrington, Lisa M.B. 2010-10-19T16:33:00Z 2010-10-19T16:33:00Z 2010-01-18
dc.description.abstract As part of an initiative to improve understanding of place-to-place differences in greenhouse gas emissions, local changes in radiative forcing, and mitigative potential, the attitudes of decision- makers in the major greenhouse-gas-emitting industries in a 6-county study area in southwestern Kansas were investigated. This study included both mailed questionnaire and unstructured interview techniques, with quantitative and qualitative components. The information obtained from one method tended to corroborate data obtained from the other. Results indicate that, in this area, many respondents in the best positions to take mitigative actions are unconvinced of human-induced climate change. There are some variations among industries, with those involved in natural gas or electricity provision least convinced of potential negative impacts related to greenhouse gas emissions/ climate change. In this region, it would appear that better communication of ‘proof’ of human climate impacts, as well as mitigative opportunities, would be a necessary part of encouraging industries to take action. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Attitudes en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Climate change en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Mitigation en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Local places en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Global warming en_US
dc.subject.LCSH Kansas en_US
dc.title Attitudes Toward Climate Change: Major Emitters in Southwestern Kansas en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 2001 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.3354/cr016113 en_US
dc.citation.epage 122 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Climate Research en_US
dc.citation.spage 113 en_US
dc.citation.volume 16 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid lbutlerh en_US

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