Following the conclusion of the Paris climate talks, we took the opportunity to speak with current Wilson Center Fellow, Barry Rabe. His work includes measuring public opinion on climate change and related issues. He shares the latest on American attitudes. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Barry Rabe, a Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute,  is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  He also holds an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in Environmental Policy at Michigan, where he directs the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP).  Rabe is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration.  He co-directs the National Surveys on Energy and Environment, a twice-annual survey of American public views on climate change and related energy issues.  He received his PhD in political science from the University of Chicago and was the first social scientist to receive a Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more on Barry’s work and to see current surveys, visit the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP):

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.