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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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America the Polarized: How to Find Common Ground on Climate Change

Climate change affects us all – yet most Americans rarely bring it up. Part of the reason for this is that they don’t hear it being talked about, either by their friends and family or by the media. They won’t hear about it much in political debates, either, unless the candidates raise the topic themselves. […]

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4 Indispensible Resources Every Climate Communicator Needs

We’re very proud of the communications and values research we do here at ecoAmerica – but we’re far from the only ones working to better understand the climate beliefs and attitudes of the public, and how to engage people more effectively on climate issues.   To follow are some of the most valuable resources available […]

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September 30th Webinar Offers Health Professionals Strategies to Talk about Climate Change

On September 30th from 1pm to 2pm ET, our research team will present a free webinar to give attendees and in-depth look at our new communications guide, Let’s Talk Health and Climate, and we invite you to join us.   Let’s Talk Health and Climate: Communication Guidance for Health Professionals is designed for experienced and […]

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New Study: America’s Political Divide on Climate Change Is Bigger Than Ever

As anyone with any interest in politics has noticed, polarization between Democrats and Republicans has escalated in recent decades, as people increasingly view their party affiliation as a key component of their social identity. Gaps are evident on a range of issues, from marriage equality to reproductive rights.   Partisan polarization between Americans on the […]

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How Marketing Strategies Can Help Eliminate Roadblocks to Climate Action

What would you be willing to do to help fight climate change? Would you buy an electric car? Search for eco-friendly lodgings for your next vacation? Pay a small fee to offset the carbon footprint of the company you’re buying goods from?   If you’re like most Americans, your decisions are less a reflection of […]

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Climate Change Messages Are Hitting The Mainstream – But They Could Be Much Stronger

Over the past twelve months, governments have made enormous progress in working towards climate change solutions. The historic international agreement reached in Paris at COP 21, unprecedented bilateral agreements made between China and the United States to reduce emissions, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan focusing on transitioning to renewables in states and regions, and even […]

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Why the Climate Change Issue Could Sway the 2016 Presidential Election

As Americans become more aware of the impacts of climate change on their health and communities, acceptance of climate change has grown, and so has concern. Yet, even though a growing number of us have been saying we need to do something about it, the issue hasn’t been a top priority when it comes to […]

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New ecoAmerica Guide: 15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications

Along with politics and religion, climate change is high on many people’s lists of “Topics to Avoid.” It can certainly be challenging to talk about, since the issue has become so highly polarized and partisan – but as global temperatures continue to rise and carbon in the atmosphere continues to increase, it’s more important than […]

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