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What Twitter Can Teach Us About Climate Change Sentiment

The Twittersphere is a place for personal expression, where anyone can post, share, and respond to the things they care about. According to a new study that analyzed 1.5 million tweets, it’s also a great resource for spreading climate awareness. As this Pacific Standard article explains, Twitter conversations about climate tend to feature activists, rather […]

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New Poll: 84% of Latino Voters Want More Clean Energy

Candidates seeking to capture the Latino vote in the 2016 election would do well to address climate change. A new poll by Earthjustice and GreenLatinos shows that Latinos are strongly in favor of reducing air pollution, believe the U.S. should mandate more wind and solar power, and support state measures that would help prevent climate […]

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How Business Leaders Are Fueling the Energy of Climate Solutions

There’s no doubt that those of us already keen on business leaders finding climate solutions are excited. The 2015 solar jobs forecast is 8x greater than oil, gas, and coal combined. But, recent news is driving a sense of optimism even higher. Why? Two reasons.   Simply put, the first reason is funding. The adage […]

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MacArthur Foundation Pledges Millions in Support of Climate Leadership

The climate movement is at a crucial juncture. With prominent faith leaders speaking out for climate action, the recent launch of the Clean Power Plan, and the U.S., China, and Brazil making major climate commitments in advance of the Paris U.N. conference, we’re seeing a major shift in the right direction – but Congressional support […]

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Who Do You Trust on the Clean Power Plan: The Black Chamber of Commerce or the Climate Activists?

According the Obama administration, the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will save the average family $85 a year on their energy bills, save consumers $155 billion, and create tens of thousands of new jobs. But the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has been saying the opposite. As this article from Inside Climate News reports, NBCC […]

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Why Fighting Climate Change Is a Fight for Civil Rights

The climate movement has often been painted as a battle between liberals and conservatives – but really, it’s a battle for basic human rights. As Martin Luther King III points out in this CNN opinion piece, we all have an equal right to clean air and water and healthy surroundings. Climate change threatens those rights […]

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Christiana Figueres and the Importance of the Paris Climate Summit

The upcoming U.N. climate conference in Paris will decide the fate of our planet – and its success depends greatly on the efforts of U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres. As this New Yorker article explains, she is responsible for convincing the nations of the world to move away from fossil fuels and make major commitments […]

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Muslim Leaders Make a Moral Plea for Global Climate Action

Yesterday, Islamic leaders from 20 nations issued a formal declaration acknowledging that climate change is human-caused and insisting on global action. Pointing to the responsibility of mankind to care for the earth and one another, they demanded that wealthy nations switch to renewable energy and lend aid to developing nations that are suffering climate impacts. […]

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5 Effective Ways to Get People to Take Action on Climate Change

If you’re aware that climate change is a serious problem that requires immediate action, it can be hard to understand why not everyone feels that way. But rather than arguing with the unconvinced or piling on more scientific facts, the best way to reach people is to understand their psychology. This Co.Exist article offers five […]

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How Upgrading Building Standards Could Dramatically Reduce Carbon Emissions

The United States has an air-conditioning problem. As a country, we use more energy to cool (or more accurately, overcool) our buildings than any other nation. And according to a recent study, the reason has a lot to do with outdated building standards. Many office buildings are constructed around guidelines based on the metabolic rate […]

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