Responding to Climate Change

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A federal report released Friday warns that climate change will impact the everyday lives of Americans in coming decades, with extreme weather and climate events already taking their toll. The report, which can be downloaded here, is open for public comment starting today and scheduled to be finalized in March 2014, according to the Washington Post:

In a joint blog post Friday, White House science adviser John P. Holdren and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, wrote that it is aimed at Americans “who need information about climate change in order to thrive — from farmers deciding which crops to grow, to city planners deciding the diameter of new storm sewers they are replacing, to electric utilities and regulators pondering how to protect the power grid.”

O&E_Mar03_72ppiRGB_150pixHow are farmers perceiving and responding to climate change? How is global warming affecting controversy over nuclear energy? And why has the climate change debate become so polarized? Find out more about these issues in the following articles from Organization & Environment:

Responding to Climate Change: Barriers to Reflexive Modernization in U.S. Agriculture,” published by Diana Stuart of Michigan State University, Rebecca L. Schewe of Mississippi State University, and Matthew McDermott of Michigan State University in September 2012

Support for Nuclear Energy in the Context of Climate Change: Evidence From the European Union,” published by Fred C. Pampel of the University of Colorado in September 2011

Talking Past Each Other? Cultural Framing of Skeptical and Convinced Logics in the Climate Change Debate,” published by Andrew J. Hoffman of the University of Michigan in March 2011

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