America in Once Room Climate and Energy: Discussion Results from a National Deliberative Poll

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America in One Room: Climate and EnergyHelena project, is the largest controlled experiment with “in-depth deliberation” ever held in the U.S.  It addressed this question: What would the American public really think about our climate and energy challenges if it had the chance to deliberate about them in-depth, with good and balanced information?
 
If the American people—or in this case, a representative sample of them—could consider the pros and cons of our different energy options, which would they support? Which would they cut back on? What possible paths to Net Zero would seem plausible to them? Which proposals would they resist? Can the public arrive at solutions to our climate and energy dilemmas that transcend our great divisions, especially our deep partisan differences? Can they also find common ground across differences in age, race, and region?

These and other questions will be discussed on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12:30-2:00 p.m. PST

Panelists will include:

Nicole Ardoin, Director, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), Associate Professor of Education and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford UniversityRep. John Curtis, United States House of Representative, (R-UT)

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Noah Diffenbaugh, Kara J Foundation Professor and Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Chris Field, Perry L. McCarty Director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford University

James Fishkin, the Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University

Rep. Ro Khanna, United States House of Representatives (D-CA)

Alice Siu, Associate Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy, Stanford University

Peter Weber, Co-Chair Emeritus, California Forward

Contact Email: 
woods-events@stanford.edu

America in One Room: Climate and Energy

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HARVARD WEBINAR DISCUSSING RESULTS Video recording is available here. 

Solutions for our planet: In search of common ground on climate and energy policy! This event would take you through the results of the groundbreaking Deliberative Poll, America in One Room: Climate and Energy.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

DETAILED RESULTS

INFOGRAPHICS

DATA VISUALIZATION VIA TABLEAU This displays some of the results of the America in One Room: Climate and Energy.

OVERALL PARTICIPANT RESPONSES

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY PARTY AFFILIATION

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES IN CALIFORNIA vs. TEXAS

PARTICIPANT RESPONSES BY STATE

ENGLISH VERSION

In September 2021, a new sample of America in One Room was convened to deliberate about policy options for climate and energy. These public deliberations focused on possible options to help achieve Net Zero (the point at which we would no longer be adding to the total of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere).

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Solutions for our planet: In search of common ground on climate and energy policy

Harvard Webinar Discussing Results

VIDEO RECORDING IS AVAILABLE HERE.

Climate change is an intensely polarizing issue. It doesn’t have to be.

In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), a representative sample of 962 Americans gathered last month to consider climate and energy policy proposals from across the political spectrum.

Convened by Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy and the global problem-solving organization Helena, and recruited by NORC at the University of Chicago, this unprecedented group bridged partisan divides through a process called Deliberative Polling. Over the course of several weeks, participants read the best arguments from all sides, questioned experts, and engaged in thoughtful, moderated discussion via an interactive virtual platform.

Polling before and after the event found that the deliberations yielded strong, bipartisan alignment on policies to address climate change. The key question now: Will it make a difference in D.C.?

This event will take you through the results of the groundbreaking Deliberative Poll, America in One Room: Climate and Energy

 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), both members of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, will then join us to talk about the political dynamics of this globally consequential debate—and how the findings could shape Congressional action. Their discussion will be moderated by Russell Gold, energy editor of Texas Monthly and longtime senior reporter covering climate and energy for the Wall Street Journal.

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Introduction

Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Political Panel

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- S.C.), member of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), member of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus

Moderated by Russell Gold, Energy Editor, Texas Monthly, longtime senior reporter covering climate and energy for the Wall Street Journal

Deliberative Poll Results

James S. Fishkin, Director, Stanford Center for Deliberative Democracy; Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communications, Stanford University

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Bass University Fellow, Undergraduate Education, Stanford University