A 2007 survey covering rural areas in nine US states provides data on perceived local impacts of climate change. Perceptions vary from region to region, with a pattern suggesting links to real climate specifically to winter warming in snow country. A multivariate analysis using mixed-effects ordered logit regression confirms a significant perception-temperature relationship, net of individual background and ideological characteristics, and of regional variations. These findings invite more detailed research.
International Journal of Climatology
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Hamilton, L. C. and Keim, B. D. (2009), Regional variation in perceptions about climate change. Int. J. Climatol., 29: 2348–2352. doi: 10.1002/joc.1930
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