Climate Change Opinion Survey

Proj. #:4761
Description: Causing real community-based action on climate change adaptation and mitigation is no simple matter. While there appears to be growing awareness of the importance of taking some kind of action in the face of a changing climate among a narrow spectrum of the population that awareness is by no means universally shared and concrete action by municipal governments is largely non-existent. Our county and each of its townships have no climate change plan in place despite suffering two one-hundred-year floods in the past four years. The purpose of this project is to examine the level of understanding of the threat posed by climate change among key elements or opinion leaders across a wide range of sectors of the population.