Climate change scepticism at universities: a global study

Leal Filho, W., Mifsud, M., Molthan-Hill, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-4425-1800, Nagy, G.J., Veiga Ávila, L. and Salvia, A.L., 2019. Climate change scepticism at universities: a global study. Sustainability, 11 (10), p. 2981. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

Scepticism about climate change is still a popular trend, despite the existence of scientific evidence that this phenomenon is taking place, and that it is influencing the lives of millions of people around the world. The aim of this paper is to assess the extent to which existing scepticism at the university level is found. The methodology consists of a survey undertaken on a sample of universities around the world, in the context of which attitudes and perceptions about climate change are identified. A total of 237 questionnaires were received from 51 countries around the world. The analysis consists basically of descriptive statistics and an investigation regarding trends on scepticism and the geographical location of the universities. The study concludes by outlining some of the presently seen scepticisms and suggests some ways to address them via curricular innovation and initiatives engaging students.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainability
Creators: Leal Filho, W., Mifsud, M., Molthan-Hill, P., Nagy, G.J., Veiga Ávila, L. and Salvia, A.L.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 2019
Volume: 11
Number: 10
ISSN: 2071-1050
Identifiers:
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10.3390/su11102981DOI
su11102981Publisher Item Identifier
Rights: © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 06 Jun 2019 08:02
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 08:02
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/36713

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