Useful to Usable
Useful to Usable
Transforming Climate Variability and Climate Information
for Cereal Crop Producers in the North Central Region
Upcoming Webinar
Do extreme events cause
a shift in climate change beliefs?

A study of the 2012 Midwestern US drought and agriculture
corn affected by drought
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Speaker: Dr. Stuart Carlton, Texas Sea Grant/Texas A&M University at Galveston

About the Webinar
Understanding the impact of extreme events on peoples' climate risk perceptions has implications for developing effective communication strategies, motivating people to take action, and improving disaster readiness. However, the relationship between extreme events and changing beliefs and attitudes is inherently difficult to study in part due to the unpredictable nature of weather disasters. In this presentation results from two surveys conducted before and after the record-setting 2012 Midwestern drought are used to gain a unique perspective of how the 2012 drought influenced agricultural advisors' climate risk perceptions, climate change beliefs, and adaptation attitude.

National Integrated Drought Information System
United States Department of Agriculture
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This project is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68002-30220 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.