Volume 3, Issue 2, April 2018, Page: 6-20
Information Sources, Awareness, and Perception Levels About Climate Change Impacts: A Case Study on Florida Stakeholders
Vassiki Sanogo, Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States of America
Julie Harrington, Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, United States of America
Zafar Siddiqui, Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, United States of America
Received: May 10, 2018;       Accepted: May 31, 2018;       Published: Aug. 1, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijeee.20180302.11      View  408      Downloads  40
Abstract
There is a growing body of literature in sustainability that analyzes stakeholder perceptions of climate change and associated impacts. However, significant research has not been documented from the spectrum of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Survey Analysis using a chi-square test for homogeneity, that examine local and regional (State-level) stakeholders’ climate-impact perceptions. In this paper, authors explore the types of climate-related information sources that local, regional, and non-profit stakeholders use. The authors also develop and examine the map of the flow of climate-related impact perceptions. Additionally, the researchers determine whether there are observable patterns in the stakeholders' approaches for securing climate-related information. The Social Network Analysis results present the relationship and the map of climate-impact perceptions among critical stakeholders in Florida that are involved in climate issues. Comparing and examining the SNA results with that chi-square constitute the final finding of the network pattern.
Keywords
Climate Change Impacts, Perceptions, Survey, Chi-square Test, Social Network Analysis, Florida
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Vassiki Sanogo, Julie Harrington, Zafar Siddiqui, Information Sources, Awareness, and Perception Levels About Climate Change Impacts: A Case Study on Florida Stakeholders, International Journal of Economy, Energy and Environment. Vol. 3, No. 2, 2018, pp. 6-20. doi: 10.11648/j.ijeee.20180302.11
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