The September issue of the American Journal of Public Health is now available online featuring 8 studies and articles by an interdisciplinary set of experts, each examining the health risks posed by peak petroleum and what can be done to mitigate and protect against the onset of a major spike in energy prices.
The special issue features a study [PDF] that I conducted with co-authors Ed Maibach and Tony Leiserowitz examining how Americans view the risks associated with a major spike in oil prices. In a contrast to climate change, conservatives are the closest to experts in their risk perceptions while liberals tend to hold lower levels of concern. Our findings suggest that this issue might an important opening for engaging a broad spectrum of Americans on energy policy. I discussed the study and included supplementary graphs in a previous post. See also a news release from American University.
Below is the list of studies on peak petroleum from the current issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
Brian S. Schwartz, Cindy L. Parker, Jeremy Hess, and Howard Frumkin