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The Climate Disconnect Between Americans and Congress – and What to Do About It

In survey after survey, the message is clear – Americans want the government to support the expansion of clean energy, protection of public lands, and pollution controls. A new poll from Hart Research Associates found that 60 percent of voters strongly support setting limits on carbon emissions from power plants (and 82 percent are somewhat […]

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Why a Latina Climate Scientist Was Invited to the State of the Union Address

Climate change was a major theme of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Just how serious is the administration about climate issues? One of the First Lady’s special guests was climate scientist Nicole Hernandez Hammer, a Guatemalan immigrant and current resident of Florida who specializes in sea level rise.   As […]

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Learn Why Health Professionals Nationwide Are Advocating for Clean Energy

American health professionals are increasingly concerned about the health impacts of climate change. That’s why organizations like Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) are strong supporters of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set limits on carbon emissions for each state.   The Plan offers an ideal opportunity to advocate for an efficient, sustainable […]

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3 Tips for Using Images to Increase Climate Engagement

As communicators, it’s impossible to overstate the value of imagery. A visual image can create a strong emotional connection much more quickly and memorably than words can. By helping people understand an issue and boosting their empathy, images can help them make the leap from indifference to action.   But not all images resonate equally. […]

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Why Rooftop Solar Is a Sure-fire Investment

If you could invest in something that would outperform the stock market while also helping the planet, wouldn’t you? Here’s why rooftop solar can’t miss.   The cost of installing solar on homes has dropped by 60% over the past 15 years, bringing the costs within reach for millions of homeowners. A combination of incentives […]

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The Truth About Republicans and Climate Change

The new crop of Congressional Republicans seem united in their resistance to climate solutions – but the same isn’t true of Republican voters. A new study from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found large variations in opinion among the GOP electorate. A majority of moderate and liberal Republicans believe climate change is happening, […]

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From On-Site Solar to Customer Engagement: The Top Trends in Clean Energy

As wind and solar power continues to get more affordable, and the environmental benefits become increasingly apparent, more organizations are voluntarily investing in clean energy projects. In December, the EPA highlighted some of these efforts in their Green Power Leadership Awards.   As this GreenBiz article explains, two of the biggest new trends are on-site […]

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Wanted: Your Innovative Solutions for Climate-Friendly Agriculture (Video)

Fighting climate change requires a variety of solutions, from large-scale national programs to small, local projects. One area that has a serious need for solutions is agriculture. As the population grows, demand for food may increase by 70 percent or more, so finding climate-friendly ways to grow, transport, and store that food is of major […]

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How Are Climate Change and Health Connected? Ask Your Doctor.

Americans are feeling the impacts of climate change, whether they realize it or not. In a recent survey, a majority of medical professionals in the fields of respiratory disease and critical care reported seeing climate-change-related health effects in their patients. 77 percent noticed an increase in diseases linked to air pollution, and 58 percent saw […]

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Turning Moral Beliefs into Meaningful Climate Action

As climate communicators, it’s vital to frame our message in a way that appeals to the values and identities of our audience. Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist who is also an evangelical Christian, knows this very well.   As she says in this Guernica interview, religion and science don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but […]

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