Evensen D, Whitmarsh L, Devine-Wright P, Dickie J, Bartie P, Foad C, Ryder S, Mayer A & Varley A (2023) Growing importance of climate change beliefs for attitudes towards gas. Nature Climate Change.
Tense global politics, spikes in gas prices, and increasingly urgent warnings about climate change raise questions over the future use of natural gas. UK longitudinal survey data reveal beliefs about climate change increasingly reduce support for gas extraction between 2019 and 2022. Mounting connections between climate and gas use suggest growing opportunities for climate communication to lower support for all fossil fuels, not just the more carbon-intensive oil and coal.
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