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Sociology & Anthropology Senior Research Symposium 2022

Poster Session

Izzi King

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How do different birth cohorts internalize and prioritize the climate crisis? An analysis of cross-generational environmental consciousness

The goal of this research was to look at possible answers to the question, How is the current climate crisis viewed, prioritized, and actualized by different birth cohorts? To measure this I wanted to compare individuals’ environmental consciousness to the birth cohort they belonged to. This analysis consisted of comparing environmental beliefs with operationally defined environmental actions. I sought to further explore and better understand the influence, or inclination behind individuals’ environmental actions.