FIVE QUICK INTERVENTIONS THAT REDUCE DENIAL OF HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING
Our interventions increase public acceptance that climate change is both occurring and anthropogenic––even following multi-day and multi-week delayed-post-testing. Conservatives and liberals alike respond positively to our interventions, and in largely similar ways. These independent techniques include (1) texts (of up to 600 words), (2) videos (under 5 minutes in length), (3) statistics (e.g., about climate change’s observed effects), (4) graphs about global warming (e.g., temperatures since 1880), as well as (5) techniques involving statistics related to U.S. nationalism. We will describe these interventions and results, as well as “Consumer-Reports-type” data regarding which interventions more efficiently reduce global warming denial. Finally, we will discuss HowGlobalWarmingWorks.org––our multi-language website for directly enhancing public “climate change cognition,” which includes some of the aforementioned interventions.