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Anthony Leiserowitz

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Nationality  United States
Name  Anthony Leiserowitz
Doctoral advisor  Paul Slovic

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Institutions  Yale University 2007– Yale Project on Climate Change Communication 2007– Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 2007–
Alma mater  University of Oregon Ph.D, 2003 Michigan State University B.A., 1990
Thesis  Global warming in the American mind : the roles of affect, imagery, and worldviews in risk perception, policy preferences and behavior (2003)
Fields  Psychology, Geography, Political Science

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Anthony Leiserowitz is the Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He is also a principal investigator at the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University and a research scientist at Decision Research. Leiserowitz also hosts a national radio show called Yale Climate Connections and is the recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA's) 2011 Environmental Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward preserving and protecting the nation’s natural resources.


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Leiserowitz is a widely recognized expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change. He has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on climate change beliefs, perceptions and behaviors and often appears on popular talk shows such as Bill Moyers and Real Time with Bill Maher. Leiserowitz is a geographer trained in the cognitive and social psychology of risk perception and decision making. His 2003 PhD dissertation 'Global Warming in the American Mind' has been widely influential. Members of his PhD committee included, among others, Paul Slovic, who is often considered alongside Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, as the founding father of research on human judgment, risk perception, and decision making.


Together with Edward Maibach, Leiserowitz is perhaps most widely recognized for his research on the 'Six Americas', which segments the US population into 6 distinct categories based on the public's attitudes and beliefs toward global warming. The six segments include "the Alarmed" (18%), "the Concerned" (33%), "the Cautious" (19%), "the Disengaged" (12%), the "Doubtful" (11%) and the "Dismissive" (7%). Leiserowitz also recently conducted the first empirical assessment of worldwide public attitudes toward global sustainability.


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