Climate change

To better understand another, try walking a mile in their…video? Virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video have made impactful contributions to immersive storytelling over the last decade. Both have come to be known as “empathy machines,” due to their ability to afford the viewer the perspective of another. They have…

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Posted: October 21, 2021

In the U.S., people have become polarized around a number of issues based on a variety of potential dividing lines including where they live, their age, their political beliefs, and their race/ethnicity. One pressing issue where different ideological groups believe in different things is climate change. From a political perspective,…

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Posted: October 2, 2020

This article originally appeared on the London School of Economics US Centre’s daily blog. Concerns over political polarization has led to calls for people to reach out and talk to those with opposing views. But, in new research, Jay Hmielowski, Myiah Hutchens and Michael Beam find that these conversations may in fact be pushing people…

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Posted: October 2, 2020

Research has generally shown that use of liberal and non-partisan news outlets tends to be associated with people being concerned about the issue of climate change. By contrast, use of conservative leaning outlets tends to be associated with questioning the existence of climate change. But, two areas of interest in…

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Posted: December 18, 2019