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When do people do most Google searches about climate change? And who does them?

That's what URI Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics Corey Lang wanted to know. So he analyzed Internet search trends and weather patterns and has concluded that people seek information about climate change when they experience unusual weather events in their area.

And, when Lang compared search data in regions of the country with differing political views and education levels, his results suggest that some groups may see climate change differently.

His results will be published this week in the journal Climatic Change.

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