Wilhelmi, Olga V., Peter D. Howe, Mary H. Hayden, and Cassandra R. O’Lenick. 2021. Compounding hazards and intersecting vulnerabilities: experiences and responses to extreme heat during COVID-19. Environmental Research Letters 16: 084060. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac1760.

Howe, Peter D. (2021). Extreme weather experience and climate change opinion. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 42: 127–131. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2021.05.005.

Li, Yajie, Amanda L. Hughes, and Peter D. Howe. 2021. Toward Win-win Message Strategies: The Effects of Persuasive Message Content on Retweet Counts During Natural Hazard Events. Weather, Climate, and Society, 13: 487-502. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-20-0039.1.
(Featured as a Paper of Note in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Dec. 2021)

Esplin, Emily D., and Peter D. Howe. 2021. It’s a dry heat: professional perspectives on extreme heat risk in Utah. Journal of Risk Research 24 (12): 1558-1575. doi: 10.1080/13669877.2021.1887325.

Marlon, Jennifer R., Xinran Wang, Matto Mildenberger, Parrish Bergquist, Sharmistha Swain, Katharine Hayhoe, Peter D. Howe, Edward Maibach, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2021. Hot dry days increase perceived experience with global warming. Global Environmental Change 68: 102247. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102247.

Mayer, Adam, Shawn Olson Hazboun, and Peter D. Howe. 2021. For the love of sun and wind? Proximity to renewable energy facilities and support for renewable power across time and space in the United States. Energy Research & Social Science 73: 101910. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2021.101910.

Zhang, Hongchao, Derek van Berkel, Peter D. Howe, Zachary D. Miller, and Jordan W. Smith. 2021. Using social media to measure and map visitation to public lands in Utah. Applied Geography 128: 102389. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2021.102389.

Wilkins, Emily J., Peter D. Howe, and Jordan W. Smith. 2021. Social media reveal ecoregional variation in how weather influences visitor behavior in U.S. National Park Service units. Scientific Reports 11 (1): 2403. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-82145-z.

Larsen, Lauren N. D., Peter D. Howe, Mark Brunson, Larissa Yocom, Darren McAvoy, E. Helen Berry, and Jordan W. Smith. 2021. Risk perceptions and mitigation behaviors of residents following a near-miss wildfire. Landscape and Urban Planning 207: 104005. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2020.104005.


Errigo, I. M., Abbott, B. W., Mendoza, D. L., Mitchell, L., Sayedi, S. S., Glenn, J., Kelly, K. E., Beard, J. D., Bratsman, S., Carter, T., Chaney, R. A., Follett, A., Freeman, A., Frei, R. J., Greenhalgh, M., Holmes, H. A., Howe, P. D., Johnston, J. D., Lange, L., Wilson, D. (2020). Human Health and Economic Costs of Air Pollution in Utah: An Expert Assessment. Atmosphere 11: 1238. doi: 10.3390/atmos11111238

Goldstein, Kirsten and Peter D. Howe. 2020. “Dry heat among the red rocks: risk perceptions and behavioral responses to extreme heat among outdoor recreationists in southeastern Utah.” Journal of Extreme Events 6: 2050004. doi: 10.1142/S2345737620500049

Olson Hazboun, Shawn, Peter. D. Howe, D. Layne Coppock, and Jennifer Givens. “The politics of decarbonization: Examining conservative partisanship and differential support for climate change science and renewable energy in Utah.” Energy Research and Social Science 70: 101769. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101769

Tellman, Beth, Cody Schank, Bessie Schwarz, Peter D. Howe, and Alex de Sherbinin. “Using Disaster Outcomes to Validate Components of Social Vulnerability to Floods: Flood Deaths and Property Damage across the USA.” Sustainability 12 (15): 6006. doi: 10.3390/su12156006


Cutler, Matthew J., Jennifer R. Marlon, Peter D. Howe, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2019. “Is global warming affecting the weather? Evidence for increased attribution beliefs among coastal versus inland U.S. residents.” Environmental Sociology. doi: 10.1080/23251042.2019.1690725

Mildenberger, Matto, Peter D. Howe, and Christopher Miljanich*. 2019. “Households with solar installations are ideologically diverse and more politically active than their neighbors.” Nature Energy. doi: 10.1038/s41560-019-0498-8.

Howe, Peter. D., Jennifer Marlon, Matto Mildenberger, and Brittany S. Shield*. 2019. How will climate change shape climate opinion? Environmental Research Letters 14: 113001. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab466a.

Zanocco, Chad, Hilary Boudet, Christopher E. Clarke, and Peter D. Howe. 2019. “Spatial Discontinuities in Support for Hydraulic Fracturing: Searching for a ‘Goldilocks Zone.’” Society & Natural Resources 32 (9): 1065–72.

Howe, Peter D., Jennifer R. Marlon, Xinran Wang, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2019. “Public perceptions of the health risks of extreme heat across U.S. states, counties, and neighborhoods.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (14): 6743-6748. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813145116
Preprint online at

Esplin, Emily D., Jennifer R. Marlon, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Peter D. Howe. 2019. “Can you take the heat? Heat-induced health symptoms influence protective behaviors.” Weather, Climate, and Society 11: 401-417. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0035.1


Zhang, Baobao, Matto Mildenberger, Peter D. Howe, Jennifer Marlon, Seth Rosenthal, and Anthony Leiserowitz. “Quota sampling using Facebook advertisements can generate nationally representative opinion estimates” Political Science Research and Methods.  doi:10.1017/psrm.2018.49.

Cutler, Matthew J., Jennifer R. Marlon, Peter D. Howe, and Anthony Leiserowitz. “The influence of political ideology and socioeconomic vulnerability on perceived health risks of heat waves in the context of climate change.” Weather, Climate, and Society 10:731-746. doi: 10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0105.1.

Olson Hazboun, Shawn, Peter D. Howe, and Anthony Leiserowitz. “The influence of extractive industry activities on public support for renewable energy policy.” Energy Policy 123:117-126. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.08.044

Howe, Peter D. 2018. “Perceptions of seasonal weather are linked to beliefs about global climate change: evidence from Norway.” Climatic Change 148(4):467–80. doi: 10.1007/s10584-018-2210-6

Zhang, Baobao, Matto Mildenberger, Sander van der Linden, Jennifer R. Marlon, Peter D. Howe, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2018. “Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically.” 2018. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0122-0.

Thaker, Jagadish, Peter D. Howe, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Edward Maibach. 2018. “Collective efficacy and trust in government influence public engagement with climate change-relate water conservation policies.” 2018. Environmental Communication. doi:10.1080/17524032.2018.1438302.

Boudet, Hilary, Chad M. Zanocco, Peter D. Howe, and Christopher E. Clarke. “The effect of geographic proximity to unconventional oil and gas development on public support for hydraulic fracturing.” 2018. Risk Analysis. doi:10.1111/risa.12989.

Howe, Peter D. 2018. Modeling geographic variation in disaster preparedness across U.S. states and metropolitan areas.” The Professional Geographer. doi:10.1080/00330124.2017.1416301.

Olson-Hazboun, Shawn and Peter D. Howe. (2018) “Public Opinion on Climate Change in the United States: Trends, Factors, and Implications for Rural America.” Albrecht, D. (ed) Approaches to Address Climate Change at the Local Level. New York: Routledge.

Marlon, Jennifer R., Sander van der Linden, Peter D. Howe, Anthony Leiserowitz, S. H. Lucia Woo, and Kenneth Broad. “Detecting local environmental change: the role of experience in shaping risk judgments about global warming” 2018. Journal of Risk Research. doi:10.1080/13669877.2018.1430051.


Beckage, Brian, Louis Gross, Sara Metcalf, Eric Carr, Katherine Lacasse, Jonathan Winter, Peter D. Howe, Nina Fefferman, Asim Zia, Ann Kinzig, and Travis Franck. “Linking models of human behavior and climate alters projected climate change.” Nature Climate Change 8:79-84. doi:10.1038/s41558-017-0031-7.

Mildenberger, Matto, Jennifer R. Marlon, Peter D. Howe, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2017. “The spatial distribution of Republican and Democratic climate and energy opinions at state and local scales.” Climatic Change 145:539-548. doi:10.1007/s10584-017-2103-0.

Kaufmann, Robert K., Michael L. Mann, Sucharita Gopal, Jackie A. Liederman, Peter D. Howe, Felix Pretis, Xiaojing Tang, and Michelle Gillmore. “The Spatial Heterogeneity of Climate Change: An Experiential Basis for Skepticism.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(1):67-71. doi:10.1073/pnas.1607032113.


Mildenberger, Matto, Peter D. Howe, Erick Lachapelle, Leah Stokes, Jennifer R. Marlon, and Timothy Gravelle. 2016. “The Distribution of Climate Change Public Opinion in Canada.” PLoS One 11(8): e0159774. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159774.

Thaker, Jagadish, Xiaoquan Zhao, Anthony Leiserowitz, Peter D. Howe, and Edward Maibach. “The role of collective efficacy in climate change adaptation in India.” Weather, Climate, and Society 8:21-34.


Lee, Tien Ming, Ezra Markowitz, Peter D. Howe, Chia-Ying Ko, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2015. “Key Predictors of Public Climate Change Awareness and Risk Perception Worldwide.” Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate2728.

Howe, Peter D., Matto Mildenberger, Jennifer Marlon, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2015. “Geographic variation in opinions on climate change at state and local scales in the USA.” Nature Climate Change 5:596-603. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2583.
[open access preprint available at SSRN]

Chakreeyarat Saengavut, Voravee*, Peter D. Howe, and Mark W. Brunson. 2015. “Localized risk perception of wildland fire hazard” Proceedings of the 13th International Wildland Fire Safety & 4th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference.

Vuylsteke, Gabrielle, Johanna Mathieu, and Peter D. Howe. 2015. “Environmental and economic benefits of non-disruptive demand response as a function of consumer information sharing.” Proceedings of the 47th North American Power Symposium. doi: 10.1109/NAPS.2015.7335134.


Howe, Peter D., Hilary Boudet, Anthony Leiserowitz, and Edward W. Maibach. 2014. “Mapping the shadow of experience of extreme weather events.” Climatic Change 127:381-389. doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1253-6.

Howe, Peter D., Jagadish Thaker, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2014. “Public perceptions of rainfall change in India.” Climatic Change 127:211-225. doi: 10.1007/s10584-014-1245-6.


Howe, Peter D. and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2013. “Who remembers a hot summer or a cold winter? The asymmetric effect of beliefs about global warming on perceptions of local seasonal climate conditions in the U.S.” Global Environmental Change 23:1488-1500. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.09.014.

Howe, Peter D., Ezra Markowitz, Tien Ming Lee, Chia-Ying Ko, and Anthony Leiserowitz. 2013. “Global perceptions of local temperature change.” Nature Climate Change 3:352-356. doi: 10.1038/nclimate1768.

Howe, Peter D., Brent Yarnal, Alex Coletti, and Nathan J. Wood. 2013. “The Participatory Vulnerability Scoping Diagram: deliberative risk ranking for community water systems.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 103:343-352. doi: 10.1080/00045608.2013.754673.

Alex Coletti, Peter D. Howe, Brent Yarnal, and Nathan J. Wood. 2013. “A support system for assessing local vulnerability to weather and climate.” Natural Hazards 65:999-1008. doi: 10.1007/s11069-012-0366-3.

Hillmer-Pegram, Kevin C., Peter D. Howe, Howard Greenberg, and Brent Yarnal. 2012. “A geographic approach to facilitating local climate governance: from emissions inventories to mitigation planning.” Applied Geography 34:76-85. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.11.001.

Howe, Peter D. 2011. “Hurricane preparedness as anticipatory adaptation: a case study of community businesses.” Global Environmental Change 21:711-720. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.02.001.

Howe, Peter D. 2009. “Newsworthy spaces: the semantic geographies of local news.” Aether: the Journal of Media Geography 4:23-61.