America’s Two “Climate Changes”

Friday, February 17, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
Dan Kahan, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
There are two climate changes in America: the one people “believe” or “disbelieve” in order to express their cultural identities; and the one about which people acquire and use scientific knowledge in order to make decisions of consequence, individual and collective. I will present various forms of empirical evidence—including standardized science literacy tests, lab experiments, and real-world field studies in Southeast Florida—to support the “two climate changes” thesis.