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American Climate Metrics Survey 2016: Children, Morality, and Responsibility Top American Climate Concerns

  According to the American Climate Metrics Survey 2016, 87% of Americans feel a moral responsibility to create a safe and healthy climate for themselves and their children. They also support charging polluters a fee on the pollution they create, and see the personal benefits of climate solutions.   The concern that Americans have about […]

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American Climate Perspectives: Few Americans Support Trump Plan to Kneecap EPA Climate Action

Americans who voted for Donald Trump expect him to “Make America Great Again,” but they don’t think gutting the EPA and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is the way to do it. According to ecoAmerica’s February survey, only nine percent of Americans think Trump should limit EPA actions on climate change. Similarly, only 19% […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   According to a new jobs report from the Environmental Defense Fund’s Fund’s Climate Corps program, the clean-energy industry now has at least […]

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Getting to the Truth About Climate Change

Do we live in a post-truth society – one in which “objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”? The term was so widely used in 2016 that Oxford Dictionaries named it their international word of the year.   But maybe this phenomenon isn’t entirely new. People’s […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 14-20

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week, from standout climate leadership, to the latest research, to new communication strategies.   LEADERSHIP   At the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, city leaders voiced their commitment to climate action. Mayors From Around the Nation Take a Stand on […]

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On Climate Change, It’s a Matter of Trust

Who do Americans trust for information about climate change – scientists and political leaders, or their neighbors, doctors, and religious leaders?   A newly published article co-authored by ecoAmerica President Bob Perkowitz, ecoAmerica’s Chief Engagement Officer Meighen Speiser, and Social Psychologist Dr. David Sleeth-Keppler examines that question in depth. The paper, titled It’s a Matter […]

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4 New Insights That Will Change the Way You Talk About Climate

Climate change has been getting lots of media coverage lately – unfortunately, it’s not the kind of attention we’d like to see. With President-elect Trump and many of his advisors publicly expressing doubt about climate science, climate advocates have their work cut out for them.   Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of four […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec. 17-23

People living in areas that have experienced record-breaking heat are less skeptical about climate change than those living with record-breaking cold. Climate Change Skepticism Fueled by Gut Reaction to Local Weather (Scientific American)   Mayors and governors — many from Trump-leaning states – are determined to continue with their plans to fight climate change. As […]

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Actually, There Is an Economic Consensus Around Climate Action

Of all the reasons to support climate action, one of the strongest may be self-interest. Preventing deaths and illnesses caused by carbon pollution makes sense. Protecting our businesses and homes from climate-related impacts makes sense. Safeguarding local jobs through clean-energy and infrastructure projects that can’t be outsourced makes sense. This is why, contrary to popular […]

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New Research: Latino Climate Messaging Report and Webinar

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos. More than 60 percent of U.S. Latinos live in the states most affected by air pollution, high temperatures, flooding, and other climate impacts, making them disproportionately vulnerable to health and economic risks. As a result, Latinos – especially Spanish-speaking Latinos – are aware of and support […]

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