There is about a 40-percentage point gap between Democrats and Republicans in their concern for climate change. New research suggests a solution for working around this deep-seated partisanship. PhD candidate Emily Pechar has found that when parents think about parental identity rather than partisan identity, they are more likely to be concerned about climate change.
Guests include Megan Mullin, an associate professor of environmental politics at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis.
This is the first of a four-part series on understanding and dealing with a changing climate.
Season 4 of Ways & Means returns Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
We’re kicking off with a miniseries on climate change. We'll look at new research into what it takes to turn climate change skeptics into climate change believers. Also, how can cities can nudge commuters into doing the right thing for the climate? And we'll head to Nepal for a look at how to bring power to places in the developing world where the electric grid simply can’t go.
It’s the Ways & Means miniseries featuring policy ideas to help in the fight against a changing climate.