A recent article on CNN.com titled “China endures summer of extreme weather as record rainfall and scorching heat wave cause havoc” has cited 2019 research completed by members of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP). The CNN article looks at the summer heat wave scorching China currently and cited the ISTPP research when discussing the reality that many Chinese are just beginning to realize the effects of climate change.
The 2019 ISTPP cited research was titled “Examining Public Concern about Global Warming and Climate Change in China” and studied to what degree Chinese citizens are concerned about the seriousness of global warming and climate change (GWCC) and looked at the key factors that shape their concern. The research project included Dr. Xinsheng Liu, Senior Research Scholar and Research Scientist at the Bush School, and the late Dr. Kent Portney, former director of the ISTPP.
The ISTPP was formed to fill a critical gap between science and technology research and public policy research. Through their research, scientists detect emerging problems that require policy actions to address them.