Affective Imagery, Risk Perceptions, and Climate Change Communication Reference library
Anthony Leiserowitz and Nicholas Smith
Natural scientists have described global warming as perhaps the preeminent environmental risk confronting the world in the 21st century
Social scientists and media critics have often been befuddled about how and why news coverage of important issues takes
age structure Quick reference
Within a *population, the number or proportion of individuals in each age group (e.g. in a human population, the number of individuals aged 0–4, 5–14, 15–29, 30–44, 45–59, 60–69, over 70). Knowledge of the age structure of a population is used (with other factors) to calculate future changes in age structure and total population size....
aklé Quick reference
A French name for a network of sand *dunes that is found especially in the western Sahara. The basic unit of the network is a sinuous ridge, at right angles to the wind, made up of crescent-shaped sections which alternately face the wind (linguoid) and back the wind (barchanoid). Aklé patterns require winds from one direction and a large quantity of sand....
aneroid barometer Quick reference
An instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure as represented by the height (or thickness) of a sealed, flexible, metal, concertina-shaped drum from which air has been partially evacuated. Variations in the height of the drum are transmitted to a pressure scale either mechanically, through a series of levers and a pointer, or electronically....