Marlon

Jennifer R. Marlon

Associate Research Scientist, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
Chapter Member: Connecticut SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Media & Public Opinion
  • Environment & Energy

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About Jennifer

Marlon is a geographer with expertise in environmental risk perceptions and communication, particularly regarding climate change. Her research uses public opinion surveys to understand how and why individuals think, feel and act in response to environmental risks. She has conducted research on global warming attitudes and behaviors, climate change knowledge, hurricanes, and heat waves. Marlon also studies wildfires using paleoecological and paleoclimate data.

Contributions

What Do Americans Think about Climate Change at the State and Local Level?

  • Peter D. Howe
  • Matto Mildenberger

In the News

"Should the U.S. Stay in the Paris Agreement? A Majority of Democrats and Republicans Think So," Jennifer R. Marlon (with Ed Maibach and Anthony Leiserowitz), The Conversation, May 14, 2017.
Guest to discuss the communication gap between forecasters and the public on WNPR, Jennifer R. Marlon, July 2, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon's research on nationwide opinion surveys on climate change discussed in David Roberts, "http://www.vox.com/2015/6/2/8701917/americans-opinion-climate-change," Vox, June 2, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon's research on visualizing public opinion on climate change discussed in "Science AMA Series," The New Reddit Journal of Science, April 10, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon's research on mapping public opinion on climate change discussed in Suzanne Jacobs, "Meet the United States of Divided Climate Beliefs," Grist, April 7, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon's research on mapping American attitudes towards global warming discussed in Andrew C. Revkin, "No Red and Blue Divide When it Comes to Renewable Energy Innovation and CO2 Rules," New York Times, April 6, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon's research on mapping American attitudes towards global warming discussed in Michael Casey, "These States are Least Concerned about Global Warming," CBS News, April 6, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon's research on residents’ understanding of living in an at-risk zone discussed in "CT Residents Underestimate Hurricane Risks," Yale Daily News, April 2, 2015.
Jennifer R. Marlon quoted on long-term fire patterns in the American west in Andrew C. Revkin, "The Yosemite Inferno in the Context of Forest Policy, Ecology and Climate Change" New York Times, August 29, 2013.

Publications

"Americans’ Knowledge of Climate Change," (with Anthony Leiserowitz and Nicholas Smith), Yale University, 2010.
Presents survey results of Americans’ knowledge about the causes, consequences and solutions relating to climate change.
"Geographic Variation in Opinions on Climate Change at State and Local Scales in the USA" (with Peter How, Matto Mildenberger, and Anthony Leiserowitz). Nature Climate Change (2015).
Maps public opinion about climate change across the United States and provides estimates of beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support in every state, congressional district, and county.
"Climate Change in the American Mind," (with Anthony Leiserowitz, Edward Maibach, Connie Roser-Renouf, Geoff Feinberg, and Seth Rosenthal), Yale University and George Mason University, October 2014.
Presents survey results of Americans’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviors about climate change, including views of the scientific consensus, risk perceptions of global warming, and behaviors relating to energy use, purchasing, social and political activities.