Anthony Leiserowitz will give the talk, "Climate Change in the American Mind," Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.
Leiserowitz will examine recent trends in Americans' climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and will discuss strategies for more effective public engagement.
A research scientist at the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Leiserowitz also serves as director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.
He is an expert on public opinion and engagement with the issues of climate change and the environment. His research investigates the psychological, cultural and political factors that influence environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy support and behavior.
Leiserowitz, who conducts research at the global, national and local scales, including many surveys of the American public, also conducted the first study of worldwide public values, attitudes and behaviors regarding sustainability, including environmental protection, economic prosperity and human development.
He has served as a consultant to the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University), the United Nations Development Program, the Gallup World Poll, and the World Economic Forum. He is also the host of Climate Connections, a national radio program and podcast.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by support of the Production of Public Understanding of Science Project, the Departments of Economics, Education, International Relations, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology as well as the Program for Environmental Studies, the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, the University Lectureship Committee, the Deans of Arts and Sciences and Engineering, and the Office of the Provost.