extreme weather

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Goal: To understand under what conditions and via what mechanisms communities undertake significant climate-related actions – in terms of collective mobilization and governmental policy – following an extreme weather event.

Collaborators: Alexander Gard-Murray, Leanne Giordono, June Flora, Doug McAdam, Chad Zanocco

Selected Publications

Giordono, L., H. S. Boudet and C. Zanocco (2021). This year's extreme fires and floods may change what Americans think about climate change, our research finds. The Washington Post. [Online Article]

Giordono, L., A. Gard-Murray and H. S. Boudet (2021). From peril to promise? Local mitigation and adaptation policy decisions after extreme weather. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 52: 118-124. [Online Article]

Zanocco, C., J. Flora, R. Rajagopal and H. S. Boudet (2021). When the lights go out: Californians' experience with wildfire-related public safety power shutoffs increases intention to adopt solar and storage. Energy Research & Social Science 79: 102183. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., R. Mooney, L. Giordono and G. Stelmach (2021). Oregonians’ Views on the 2020 Wildfires and Climate Change. The Climate CIRCulator. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., L. Giordono, C. Zanocco, H. Satein and H. Whitley (2020). Event attribution and partisanship shape local discussion of climate change after extreme weather. Nature Climate Change 10: 69–76. [Online Article]

Giordono, L., A. Gard-Murray and H. S. Boudet (2020). Local Adaptation Policy Responses to Extreme Weather Events. Policy Sciences 53: 609–636. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., L. Giordono and C. Zanocco (2019). Do extreme weather events spur action on climate change? Evidence of muted mobilization in 15 U.S. communities. Mobilizing Ideas. The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame. [Online Article]

Zanocco, C., H. S. Boudet, R. Nilson and J. Flora (2019). Personal harm and support for climate change mitigation policies: Evidence from 10 U.S. communities impacted by extreme weather. Global Environmental Change 59: 101984. [Online Article]

Zanocco, C., H. S. Boudet, R. Nilson, H. Satein, H. Whitley and J. Flora (2018). Place, proximity and perceived harm: Extreme weather events and views about climate change. Climatic Change 149(3): 349-365. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., S. Shepard, C. Zanocco, L. A. Cramer and B. Tilt (2018). Community climate change beliefs, awareness and actions in the wake of the September 2013 flooding in Boulder County, Colorado. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 8(3): 312-325. [Online Article]

Howe, P. D., H. S. Boudet, E. Maibach and A. Leiserowitz (2014). Mapping the shadow of experience of extreme weather events. Climatic Change 127(2): 381-389. [Online Article]

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