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The Demographics of Public Participation Access When Communicating Environmental Risk

Kuser Olsen, V. Beth; Galloway, Gerald E.; Ruth, Matthias

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The interaction between humans and their environment is epitomized by climate change issues. Public engagement is essential to communicating anticipated changes and shifting risks. We investigated one such risk—flooding in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. We examined the demographics of flood risk management meeting participants and found they were significantly older, English-only speakers, better educated, more affluent, and more likely to be homeowners than the United States...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-09
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/203474
Source: Human Ecology Review
DOI: 10.22459/HER.24.01.2018.06
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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