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How Climate Communications Can Save The World

Last week, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reached a troubling milestone: CO2 levels have climbed above 400 parts per million (ppm), a level the world hasn’t seen in half a million years. What does this mean, and how can we move forward? Climate Central asked leading climate scientists to share their insights and recommendations.   […]

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How Moral Conviction Could Make the Difference at the Paris Climate Talks

Today, the UN Climate Conference begins in Paris. Stakes are high, as are the hopes of everyone who believes this is our best chance to protect our future. But will these talks be able to succeed where others have failed? Climate scientist, evangelical Christian, and MomentUs leader Katharine Hayhoe believes this time is different – […]

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3 Areas Where Americans Agree on Clean Energy and Climate Change

Is the American public really divided on climate change? According to a new memo recently put out by nine Democratic pollsters, bipartisan support for addressing climate change is actually quite broad. The report found three main areas of consensus:   1. Most Americans consider climate change a serious issue and want action to address it […]

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7 Types of Climate Leaders to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The UN Climate Conference starts next week in Paris, capping off what has been a truly extraordinary year for the climate movement. Leaders from every sector have stepped up to demand effective climate measures, show support for solutions, and lead by example. On this Thanksgiving Day, here are some of the many people, organizations, and […]

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Did Corporate Funding Help Create the Climate Divide?

The vast majority of climate scientists agree that climate change is real, serious, and caused by humans – yet many Americans continue to express doubt about climate change. How can that be? A new study from Yale University may have an answer.   As The Washington Post reports, the study analyzed climate data published by […]

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New Research: 4 Top Messages for Strengthening Support for Climate Solutions

Last week, we released our latest research report, Let’s Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate Americans. Along with Lake Research Partners, ASO Communications, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, ecoAmerica has developed market-tested messages designed to engage Americans on climate solutions.   Our research revealed four clear communication themes that help link climate change to mainstream […]

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Is Your State Prepared for the Impacts of Climate Change?

Preventing the worst impacts of climate change is vital to our future – but some impacts may be unavoidable, and in many places, those impacts are already being felt. Rising seas in Miami, flooding in Texas, and severe drought in the western states are just a few recent examples. As these impacts become more common, […]

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How to Make the Climate Movement More Inclusive

Studies have found that people of color are more likely to be impacted by climate change, because they often live in areas that experience more pollution, such as near highways or next to power plants. However, racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the climate movement. As this Climate Progress article points out, the top-down, […]

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New Research: Messages to Help You Start a New Conversation on Climate

Did you know that 71% of Americans believe that climate change is happening, but 68% believe that it’s risky to admit their view on the issue if different from their friends and family? Why aren’t Americans talking about climate change? Might it be because we’ve been talking about it in ways that seem risky, scary, […]

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How I Met My Latest “Climate Crush”…Ed Begley, Jr. at the APHA Annual Meeting

One night a few weeks ago, I was preparing to depart for Chicago for four days of nearly 24/7 public health events. I had just changed out of my Halloween costume, packed my toothbrush, set my alarm for 5 a.m., and started counting Z’s, when my cell phone lit up. On the line was ecoAmerica […]

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