Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Project Center

New Zealand


By collecting and analyzing public interviews, this project assisted Landcare Research in its study of responses of New Zealanders to climate change; public reaction is a key component of climate change prediction. Our team developed a framework of four theories for understanding perceptions of climate change among the people of New Zealand. Those theories involve observations about frustration, media coverage, and economic aspects of climate change as well as research questions to further refine Landcare’s understanding of citizens’ perceptions.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts