Race, Ethnicity and Public Responses to Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are likely to be felt disproportionately by those who face
socioeconomic inequalities. In the United States, this includes many Hispanics, African Americans
and other racial and ethnic groups who are likely to be more vulnerable to heatwaves, extreme
weather events, environmental degradation, and subsequent labour market dislocations. This report provides an analysis of the global warming and energy policy preferences of both the overall American public and of particular racial and ethnic groups and finds that in many cases, minorities are equally as supportive, and often more supportive of national climate and energy policies than white Americans.  Read the full report here.

Principal Investigators: Anthony Leiserowitz, Karen Akerlof.

Source: Yale Project on Climate Change and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication