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Risk Perception of Political Leadership

The current project Putting people into climate models: A multi-model approach to integrating human behavior and climate change, led by Drs Brian Beckage and Katherine Lacasse, aims to develop an expanded integrated climate-social model. This model will include a range of human behavior theories and economic feedback, and will be integrated into a system dynamics implementation of an Earth systems model to examine multiple state variables and processes beyond greenhouse gas emissions.

Air Quality and Pediatric Asthma in Washington, DC

Nationally, 8.4% of children have asthma. Air quality has been identified as a key factor in the development of respiratory conditions. However, health conditions and developmental state are not the only factors that increase an individual’s risk for adverse respiratory outcomes associated with poor air quality.

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