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Mapping Climate Communication

A panoply of media organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, science institutions, funders, and individuals have shaped the way the conversation around climate change has unfolded in the United States. In a new series, graphic designer Dr. Joanna Jody Boehnert uses graphics and other visuals to illustrate how the climate conversation has evolved over time and […]

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Study Reveals Bias in Media Coverage Toward Scientists Who Deny Climate Change 

A new study reveals that media coverage of climate change is heavily biased toward climate deniers. The study, which was recently featured by Climate Progress, shows that scientists who deny climate change are significantly more likely to receive frequent media attention than those who agree with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-caused: 30 percent […]

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Putting Climate Communication Into Practice

How we communicate around climate change plays an enormous role in shaping whether people tune in or tune out. But communication strategies don’t just guide how we talk and write. They can also guide how we act on climate, and more importantly, how we shape opportunities for others to act.   A recent blog post from Climate Access shows how one city […]

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Making the Evangelical Case for Climate Action

A recent article in the Boston Globe features Dr. Dorothy Boorse, a biology professor at a Christian evangelical school, Gordon College, in Wenham, Massachusetts. Dr. Boorse helps to break the stereotype that the evangelical community is anti-science and skeptical of climate change. In fact, she helped to produce “Loving the Least of These” with the National Association of […]

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Telling the Good News Story on Climate

Much of what we hear about climate change focuses on the negatives. Yet emphasizing only the negative effects of climate change won’t get us too far in solving the problem. Indeed, research indicates that focusing on the good news–the progress that communities around the world are already making in preventing the worst impacts of climate change–is often […]

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How Climate Change Is Impacting Mental Health Down Under

Research on the mental health impacts of climate change is remarkably scarce, which is especially surprising given that depression is already the second leading cause of disability around the world. Much of the research that does exist, has been done Down Under, where a small but dedicated team of researchers has been exploring the mental health implications […]

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Why We Need to Tell Stories About Climate Change

Much of the public dialogue around climate change centers around facts and figures. Global mean temperatures are expected to rise by this many degrees Celsisus. Climate change will cost this much money in damages. We need to lower our emissions by this amount. While facts and figures (and pie charts) have their place, what the […]

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Top PR Firms Rule Out Working With Climate Deniers

A number of the world’s leading public relations firms have ruled out working with organizations that deny the existence of human-caused climate change or that seek to block regulations that would limit carbon emissions, according to a recent article in the Guardian. Major PR firms that have made this decision include WPP, Waggener Edstrom (WE) […]

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