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Global Warming's Six Americas: An Audience Segmentation Analysis: May 2009. This 140 page study was conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication. This report identifies Global Warming’s Six Americas: six unique audiences within the American public that each responds to the issue in their own distinct way.

Analyses of the effects of global change on human health and welfare and human systems: July 2008. A 284 page report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research focuses on impacts of global climate change, especially impacts on three broad dimensions of the human condition: human health, human settlements, and human welfare.

Social Learning about Climate Adaptation: Global and Local Perspectives, Stockholm Environment Institute: 2009. This working paper written by A. Nilsson and A. Swartling explores social learning about climate adaptation and compares the potential for social learning on both international and local levels.

Exposed Social Vulnerability and Climate Change in the US Southeast: 2009. This 24 page Oxfam America Inc report explains that hurricanes, droughts, flooding, and sea-level rise have long posed significant threats to those living in at-risk areas. The Social Vulnerability Index combines this geographic and social vulnerability to provide a scientific basis for understanding the vulnerability of populations to climate change and developing hazard reduction strategies to improve community resilience.

Sea levels: science and society:  2008. A peer-reviewed paper by R. Edwards. Progress in Physical Geography.2008; 32: 557-574

The Rising Tide: Assessing the risks of climate change and human settlements in low elevation coastal zones (PDF). April 2007. This paper describes the impact of sea level rise on the global population predicting 10% of the total population will be displaced by flooding in the coming century. Gordon McGranahan, Deborah Balk, and Bridget Anderson; Environment and Urbanization, Apr. 2007; vol.19: pp.17-37.

Florida Opinion on Climate Change: 2008. This 4 page summary of a public opinion survey of 1,077 Floridians on the impact of global warming was conducted by A. Leiserowitz of the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and K. Broad at the University of Miami.

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