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Hurricanes are worse, but experience, gender and politics determine beliefs

25 Aug 2016, Princeton Uni

Objective measures of storm intensity show that North Atlantic hurricanes have grown more destructive. But residents' views depend more on gender, belief in climate change and recent experience with hurricanes, according to a new study. Understanding how people perceive the threat of hurricanes is crucial for preparedness and policies to make communities more resilient.




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