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This Fourth of July, Celebrate Freedom From Fossil Fuels

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend, let’s celebrate another type of freedom, one that’s spreading rapidly across the land: independence from fossil fuels. As the infographic below illustrates, the advance of clean energy in America is far surpassing expectations. Last year, wind and solar generated enough electricity to power 18.4 million homes.   […]

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The Important Role of Cities in the Fight Against Climate Change

Climate change is a global issue, but it’s also a local issue, impacting communities, families, and individuals. That means city and local governments have a major opportunity to lead on climate solutions. As former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg points out in this article (co-authored by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo), urban areas contain most […]

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Path To Positive: Los Angeles Launches At L.A. City Hall

California Leaders Gathered To Discuss Climate Change Solutions   A standing-room only crowd assembled in the Tom Bradley Room of Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday, June 25, for the launch of “Path to Positive: Los Angeles—Leveraging Regional Action for Global Impact on Climate Solutions,” an initiative jointly organized by the nonprofits Climate Resolve and […]

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Lightening Up: How Humor Can Help Make Climate Issues More Approachable

Is climate change too serious to joke about? Certainly there is nothing funny about threats to public health, or extreme temperatures and historic drought – but there is much to be said for the value of humor in dealing with serious topics. While it’s more vital than ever to raise awareness of the need for […]

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Marriage Equality Just Reached a Historic Milestone – Is Climate Action Next?

Last Friday, the U. S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states. It’s the latest in a series of political and social movements that struggled for decades before suddenly gaining the crucial degree of momentum. This interactive graphic from Bloomberg Business shows the pace of social change for […]

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Feeling the Heat at the White House Summit on Climate and Health

Although I’ve worked in Washington D.C. at the national level for years, a White House invitation still holds the thrill of scoring the quintessential “golden ticket.” While I refrained from broadcasting far and wide that my job would place me at the first-ever White House Summit on Climate and Health this last Tuesday, my kids […]

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How Metaphors Helped Make Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical Go Viral

Pope Francis’ recent encyclical about climate change was 183 pages long, yet he was able to get his main points clearly across to millions of people. How? By choosing a few key phrases and sending them out through Twitter and other media outlets. As this Forbes article explains, the Pope’s twitter account, @Pontifex, tweeted out […]

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The Importance of Listening When Talking About Climate Change

The overwhelming majority of scientists believe that global warming is caused by human activity – but less than half of Americans share that opinion. If we are to build mainstream support for climate solutions, is it essential to change their minds? Maybe not. As this GreenBiz article points out, many Americans who are firm supporters of […]

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New Lancet Report: Climate Change Is Biggest Health Threat and Greatest Health Opportunity of 21st Century

From a rise in respiratory ailments caused by pollution, to the spread of vector-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, climate change is having an increasingly severe impact on public health. Yet 70 percent of Americans are still unaware of the link between climate and health. A new report by the Lancet Commission on Health and […]

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How Philanthropy Is Recognizing the Health Threats of Climate Change

Philanthropy is defined as “the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people.” So as it becomes increasingly evident that climate change is having an impact on public health, it makes sense that philanthropic foundations are beginning to make grants linking health and climate. As Karla Fortunato, Director of […]

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