While Americans are increasingly in agreement about the science of and danger posed by Climate Change, national surveys have found that Americans are more likely to believe that the impacts of Climate Change will primarily affect geographically distant people and places. These inaccurate "public risk perceptions can fundamentally compel or constrain political, economic, and social action to address particular risks (Leiserowitz, 2005). One way that the Washington State Department of Ecology and Washington Sea Grant are seeking to address this issue is through the King Tides Initiative.
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