There is a pressing need to find ways to communicate information about climate change effectively and in terms that resonate with diverse audiences. We conducted a survey-experiment to evaluate how textual and visual frames that highlight coastal flooding in two major US cities as a result of future sea level rise shape individuals’ perceptions about the effects on coastal communities, concern for these places, and belief in climate change’s existence. We build on extant literature by focusing on the impact of an understudied frame using animated maps that illustrate future flooding that will occur as global temperatures rise. We find that exposure to such messages increases perceptions that sea level rise will have negative impacts on coastal communities, concern for these communities, and belief in climate change.
Climatic Change – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 8, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud