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Communication and climate change: what the Australian public thinks

Communication in science Climate change Australia

While the majority of Australians believe climate change is a real phenomenon, some confusion and misconceptions exist when trying to decipher the information presented by the media and other communication specialists.


In October 2010, CSIRO conducted an internet survey aimed at understanding the current attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and knowledge of the Australian general public about climate change issues. This report presents the results.

This study also addressed Australians' responses to climate change and their preferred methods of communication about these issues.

Written by Peta Ashworth, Talia Jeanneret, John Gardner & Hylton Shaw

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