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Public Perception of Climate Change Past, Present, and Future

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
Event organized by NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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This presentation explores the public’s perception of climate change, what it is now, how it came to be over the past decades, and what it might be in the future. This talk begins by discussing how climate change first emerged at the turn of the last century when consideration of the effect of increasing carbon dioxide on warming of the earth’s atmosphere first arose. The speaker takes us on a journey from that point to more recent times (the 1970s) when the impact of greenhouse gases was thought to possibly cause global cooling. Following on that, strong evidence of global warming has been gathering, up to this day. Finally, the last decade has seen the emergence of social media and the speaker examines its impact on how the public now evaluates information about climate change.

Miles O'Brien, Journalist

Convened by
David Holland Principal Investigator and Affiliated Faculty for the Center for Sea-Level Change, NYUAD; Professor of Mathematics, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU

Organized by
Denise Holland ​Field and Logistics Manager​, ​Center for Global Sea-Level Change, NYUAD