Location

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Lobby

Description

Rural perspectives are important for the issue of climate change. Rural areas are high concentrations of active voters who deny the problem of anthropogenic climate change. Rural residents also face decisions about inviting large, utility scale renewable energy developments in their areas. This research examines rural Nevadan’s perspectives on climate change to offer insights about the relationship between climate change perceptions and communication strategies. The research offers policy implications that address context specific issues, solution-oriented dialogue, and interest matching to mitigate anthropogenic climate change.

Keywords

Climatic changes; Global warming; Nevada; Rural population – Attitudes; Voting

Disciplines

Anthropology | Climate | Community-Based Research | Energy Policy | Environmental Health and Protection | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Rural Sociology

Language

English

Comments

Committee Members: Tom Piechota, Helen Neill, Bill Smith, Dan Benyshek

Committee Chair: Robert Futrell

Support: NSF EPSCoR Grant # EPS0814372

File: Poster

Attached file: Abstract

 
Apr 15th, 1:00 PM Apr 15th, 5:00 PM

Investigating Perspectives of Rural Nevadans on Climate Change Solutions

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Lobby

Rural perspectives are important for the issue of climate change. Rural areas are high concentrations of active voters who deny the problem of anthropogenic climate change. Rural residents also face decisions about inviting large, utility scale renewable energy developments in their areas. This research examines rural Nevadan’s perspectives on climate change to offer insights about the relationship between climate change perceptions and communication strategies. The research offers policy implications that address context specific issues, solution-oriented dialogue, and interest matching to mitigate anthropogenic climate change.