Research commentary and overviews:

Research programs on climate change attitudes and communication:


Yale program on climate change communication, USA.

The Yale Program conducts scientific studies on public opinion and behavior; informs the decision-making of governments, media, companies, and advocates; educates the public about climate change; and helps build public and political will for climate action. The Program is part of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. From the Yale Program website:

"Overview Global warming is one of the greatest threats – and opportunities – of the 21st century. Our fate will be determined by the choices of 7.4 billion people and counting. We are social scientists studying the causes and consequences of public opinion and behavior. We help governments, media, companies, and advocates communicate more effectively. And we publish an online climate news service and daily national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.

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(From 'About Us', "We provide evidence to inform society’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon and climate resilient future.

The Tyndall Centre is a network of universities bringing together researchers from the social and natural sciences and engineering to develop sustainable responses to climate change. We work with leaders from the public and private sectors to promote informed decisions on mitigating and adapting to climate change. 

"Above all, we undertake robust and independent research to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, and inform open and transparent decisions that best serve society" (link to full vision) Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS, Director. Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia

About the Tyndall Centre: The Tyndall Centre was founded in 2000 to conduct cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, and provide a conduit between scientists and policymakers. With nearly 200 members ranging from PhD researchers to Professors, the Tyndall Centre represents a substantial body of the UK’s climate change expertise from across the scientific, engineering, social science and economic communities. The Tyndall Centre has since 2000 significantly advanced the fundamental analysis of emission reduction from all major energy sectors, the understanding of climate impacts, risks, and adaptation options, the public perceptions of climate change, and the governance of climate negotiations and policymaking."

  • Lowy Institute, Australia

Lowy institute poll: climate change and energy

An annual survey including questions assessing attitudes about climate change and energy.

Surveys of Australian attitudes to Climate Change for a decade. From 2005-2017.