What are people saying about taking action on climate?


Municipal staff and board members (select boards, city councils, conservation commissions, zoning board of adjustments, planning boards), local community groups, and concerned citizens

When Monday, May 13, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 91 Depot Rd, Greenland, NH
Registration Please register by 5pm on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Workshop is free but registration is requested.
Contact Questions? E-mail Steve Miller or call (603) 294-0146.

Join CAW to examine National survey data from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, together with data combined from more than 40 New Hampshire, regional, or nationwide US surveys conducted by the UNH Survey Center (2010-2019), to find out what it tells us about support for climate action, climate policy, and resilience building efforts.


  • To learn what national and local survey data tells us about the support for climate action
  • To help municipal officials and community groups understand what people support


Lawrence Hamilton, Professor of Sociology, University Of New Hampshire

Lawrence Hamilton is Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches courses about society in the Arctic, survey research, and statistical analysis. His books include Regression with Graphics and Statistics with Stata; the latter has been translated into Arabic and Chinese. Dr. Hamilton’s research focuses on human-environment interactions, in locations ranging from Arctic Alaska to northern New England or the Intermountain West. His most recent papers include “Cold winters warming? Perceptions of climate change in the North Country” (Weather, Climate, and Society 2018); “Demographic variation and change in the Inuit Arctic” (Environmental Research Letters. 2018); and “A change in the wind? U.S. public views on renewable energy and climate compared” (Energy, Sustainability and Society 2018).

Matt Cutler, Social Scientist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Services
Matt received his PhD in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire in 2015. His research has focused on public perceptions of climate change and other environmental issues, such as extreme weather events, urban development and sprawl, and commercial fisheries management. More broadly, he specializes in environmental and community sociology and has interests in environmental justice, natural resources, and public attitudes towards environmental policies. He recently completed a postdoctoral appointment at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental studies where he studied public attitudes and beliefs about climate change as a member of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.