Despite the steady flow of scientific inquiry showing climate change is occurring and is caused by humans, a significant number of Americans hold skeptical views on the topic. Research shows that roughly a third of Americans believe that climate scientists are motivated by political or economic interests rather than scientific evidence. As partisan leaders express skepticism on climate change and sow distrust toward the scientific community, the risk of polarization on the topic grows. At Stanford, Jared will explore American public opinion on climate science and develop methods to address issues of misinformation and misperception. In particular, he will examine the role that honesty salience can play in generating a public backlash against opinion leaders caught spreading misinformation.