How our concern about global warming changes with the weather



This grafic relates the level of belive and concern of global warming and the variation of daily temperature

Climate change judgements can depend on whether today seems warmer or colder than usual, this phenomenon is called local warming effect; a important demonstration of how opinion on n important issues can be constructed in
response to a direct enquiry, rather than retrieved from memory.  Although previous researches had demonstrated that the effect occurs, studies have yet to explain why or how temperature abnormalities influence global warming attitudes. A better understanding of this effect can help explain the public’s reaction to climate change. Across five studies, this research team fond evidence of attribute substitution, whereby individuals use less relevant but available information (for example, today’s temperature) in place of more diagnostic but less accessible information (for example, global climate change patterns) when making judgements. Moreover, they rule out alternative hypotheses involving climate change labelling and lay mental models, like for example that people mistakenly related long-term climate and short-term temperature deviations .Finally, they shown that present temperature abnormalities always lead to an overestimation of the frequency of similar past events, thereby increasing belief in and concern for global warming.

I think this is a really interesting article to read because it shows that we aren’t concerned enough about this problem and how de don’t really trust the statistic database of temperatures and think that the problem is there a day and at the next  one is gone, but it also shows how could we start listening and accting against the problem and it’s appealing to oír memory

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4 Responses to How our concern about global warming changes with the weather

  1. This is incredible! Even the title is missing!

    > Where are the link to the press article you refer to? It seems you have simple used copy/paste tools:
    “Across five studies, we find evidence of (…)”
    “Moreover, we rule out alternative hypotheses (…)”
    Have you become a member of this research team? You have to write you own post; if you’re quoting, you should mention the author and must use quote marks.
    > Neither do we have a link to the original academic paper. You should find there a piece of information different from what you had read in the press article.

    > Images.- they should carry a caption at the bottom, explaining the main idea, and providing the source. Insert images with better resolution.

    I can’t mark your job in that conditions.

    • juanjo fernandez castro di:

      I finally got to use a real computer and actualized all the mistakes you told me: title,sources,not only copy-paste… and I`d like to get it checked again if it`s possible

      • You still plagiarise.
        I can’t see anything in that plot; although it should be easy to find a high-resolution copy, somewhere in Nature’s site.

  2. Jorge Fraga Neiro di:

    After reading it, I think the article is really interesting, but that phenomenom not only happens with Climate Change, it happens a lot. For example, imagine I’m going to Madrid, and I see a lot of pollution on the sky, then, I’ll complain about the carbon footprint and the big amount of pollution we make, but, otherwise, if I’m on the top of a mountain, lying on the grass and looking to the blue sky, I will say “Oh, our planet isn’t as polluted as is though”.

    Anyways, as I said, it’s a very interesting article, so good work.

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