News Digest Item
11 Oct 2017

“The appeasement effect of a UN climate summit on the German public”

Nature Climate Change

The avalanche of press reports on the 2015 Paris Climate Summit reached the majority of the German public, but didn’t trigger any changes in their attitude towards climate change, a study by Michael Brüggemann et al from the University of Hamburg has found. The team asked 1,121 people about their knowledge of and attitude towards climate change before, during, and after the Paris conference. During the conference, the respondents’ trust in the global community’s ability to successfully tackle global warming increased, but their willingness to engage in climate protection efforts themselves did not.

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