Intro and thesis

(IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Core Writing Team, R.K. Pachauri and L.A. Meyer (eds.)]. IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland, 151 pp.)


The effects of anthropogenic climate change have become more than abundantly clear in the last decade. So much so that action has begun on the international level. If governments and scientists are in agreement on the reality of global warming then why has the general public been left behind? I will be exploring some of the contributing factors to public denial of climate change, particularly in america. I will be considering various contributions to public doubt, including media efforts, reporting techniques and some demographic contributions.