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Drivers of climate change beliefs

Direct experience of global warming is expected to increase the number of people who accept that it is real and human-caused. A study now shows that people's perceptions about abnormal temperatures mostly match actual measurements but do not affect climate change beliefs.

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Givens, J. Drivers of climate change beliefs. Nature Clim Change 4, 1051–1052 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2453

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