George Cunningham, Texas A&M University - Physical Activity and Climate Change Attitudes

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Changing attitudes toward global warming is hard. I'm Dr Lynn Pascarella. President of the Association of American colleges and universities and today on the academic minute George Cunningham professor of graduate and professional studies details one surprising way to do so. Being active as a number of benefits, including better fitness and cognitive functioning reduction, various diseases, and improved, physical and mental health. Our recent research also points to another outcome of being active climate change attitudes. There are certainly exceptions most fiscal activity takes place outdoors. As. A result exercisers are able to enjoy nature and become more connected with their surroundings. At this is the case exercisers might be especially aware the ways in which climate change could hinder their ability to be active. When they arrive this conclusion then might also advocate for new laws and policies that would serve to protect the environment. To examine these possibilities, we analyzed data from over thirty one, hundred counties across the US. And addition to collecting data related to fiscal. And climate change attitudes. We counted further factors that might impact the results. These included the county residents access to physical activity demographics education in voting patterns and the two thousand sixteen presidential election. After, accounting for these factors, we found that his physical activity increased so too did county residents conviction that climate change personally impacted them. Personal Harm believes then related to their preference for stronger climate change policies. based. On these findings, we concluded that activists, scientists and policy makers looking to shape public opinion around climate change should consider this sport and physical activity domain that was George Cunningham of Texas. Am University.

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