Climate Change Politics

Despite increasing evidence of the effects of climate change and scientific consensus about its threat, significant political barriers to climate action remain. However, there are reasons to believe that as the effects of climate change continue to affect people's lives, the public may demand climate action, and elected officials may become more responsive to these demands.

In these works in progress, I examine: 1) social vulnerability, beliefs about climate change, risk perceptions, and support for climate action​ in the US; and 2) campaign platforms and local climate policy in New Zealand.

Works in Progress:

  • "Social Vulnerability, Risk Perception, and Support for Climate Action in the United States."

  • "Campaign Platforms and Local Climate Policy: Evidence from New Zealand."

© 2015-2020 by Thomas Jamieson.