Två intressanta resultat om människors syn på global uppvärmning:
political polarization over the reality of human-caused climate change increases in tandem with individuals’ scores on a standard measure of Actively Open-minded Thinking.
Members of the public with the highest degrees of science literacy and technical reasoning capacity were not the most concerned about climate change. Rather, they were the ones among whom cultural polarization was greatest.
Kahan, D. M., Peters, E., Wittlin, M., Slovic, P., Ouellette, L. L., Braman, D., & Mandel, G. (2012). The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks. Nature Climate Change, 2(10), 732–735.
Kahan, D. M., Landrum, A. R., Carpenter, K., Helft, L., & Jamieson, K. H. (2016, August 1). Science Curiosity and Political Information Processing. Retrieved from