ISTPP former Postdoc Sam Park and ISTPP Director Arnold Vedlitz published their research about climate hazards and risk status in Sociological Spectrum. The authors investigate the ways in which major physical and locational climate change vulnerabilities that individuals face, and the greater information they have on these vulnerabilities, affect personal and political behaviors. The authors find that those who have more objective information of their climate vulnerabilities and greater informational sources through interpersonal social ties within their communities, are more likely to engage in personal behaviors and support policy efforts to reduce climate change dangers.
Article citation: Park, Hyung and Arnold Vedlitz. 2013. “Climate Hazards and Risk Status: Explaining Climate Risk Assessment, Behavior, and Policy Support.” Sociological Spectrum 33(3): 219-239. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02732173.2013.732900 This paper is based on research conducted by ISTPP and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. You can read more about the funded project online.