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What Do Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Really Mean?

Climate advocates mention rising global temperatures all the time. In fact, that’s what the “global warming” means in its most basic sense. Yet what will rising temperatures actually amount to? A lot of health effects we probably don’t want, says a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council featured in The New York Times. […]

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How to Message the EPA’s New Carbon Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon regulations for power plants are arguably the most important action President Obama will make this term. Yet advocates are also keenly aware that the regulations are likely to be “fraught with political peril.” Defending them, thus, becomes all the more critical. According to a recent post by Jeff Cappella […]

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A Pastor’s Perspective on Climate Change

For many people, climate is abstract. But for Rev. Dr. Salguero, it’s personal. In a recent op-ed for The Huffington Post, Rev. Dr. Salguero (a member of the Blessed Tomorrow Leadership Circle and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition) explains how has seen climate’s impacts firsthand in the faces of the poor and vulnerable […]

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How Do You Green a City?

One could debate the cause and effect relationship between the increasing sustainability of American cities and their recent population growth, but whether people are moving to cites because they are more sustainable or city sustainability is rising because of the benefits of increased population, the fact is that U.S. cities continue to lead in the […]

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Why Human Behavior Is the New Frontier for Climate Solutions

Conversations about climate solutions often focus on either technology, or policy. Rarely discussed, however, is the role that human behavior plays in shaping if and how climate solutions permeate the mainstream, says a new article in Wired. Just like social science has helped advocates to better understand how to communicate about climate change, so too […]

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Why Fathers Should Care About Climate Change

Climate change in the United States is tightly linked to political identity: Republicans are not supposed to be (and in large part are not) concerned about climate change, whereas Democrats are supposed to be (and in large part are) concerned about climate change. The concept of identity thus acts as a powerful force in driving […]

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New Poll: Most Americans Willing to Pay to Curb Climate Change

Most Americans say they would be willing to pay more for energy if it meant reducing carbon emissions, according to a new poll by Bloomberg News. The poll, which was conducted just days after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new plans to reduce carbon emissions from power plants, found that 62 percent of Americans would […]

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Register Now: APA/ecoAmerica Webinar on the Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

The American Psychological Association (APA) and ecoAmerica invite you to join us for a free webinar on the psychological impacts of climate change.   At this point, most leaders and policymakers have a solid understanding of the physical impacts of climate change, like increases in the frequency and severity of floods, storms, and droughts. But […]

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