Aerial view of Southern Louisiana where land loss due to coastal erosion is estimated to be more than the size of footaball field every hour. | Julie Dermansky/Corbis via Getty Images
Climate

To Convince Climate Deniers, Try Fewer Charts and More Empathy

University of Kansas sociologist Jacob Lipsman is researching attitudes about climate change along the Louisiana coast, where sea level rise is altering the landscape and residents distrust government regulation.

Published On 08/15/2017
6:11 PM EDT
A A lingering challenge for anyone concerned about climate change is how to overcome persistent, widespread public denial that it's even occurring. A recent poll found that only 58 percent of Americans believe climate change to be primarily caused by humans, despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that the planet is warming and human activities are to blame.