COP21 climate negotiators’ responses to climate model forecasts

We conducted a framed field experiment23 at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, held in Paris. We recruited 217 participants, representing more...

Communication: Influencing policymakers

Climate change policy needs to be based on rational thinking and scientific data. However, this can be a challenge because most policymakers are not...

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