Climate beliefs change with the weather


US researchers have found people’s climate beliefs blow hot and cold depending upon the weather of the day.

When people think the day’s temperature is hotter than usual they are more likely to believe in and feel concerned about global warming.

Likewise, when the day’s temperature is lower than usual, people’s belief in global warming plummets.

These are the findings of a new study from Columbia University’s Centre for Research on Environmental Decisions published in Psychological Science.

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