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Why Information Isn’t Enough to Solve Climate Change

For some time, climate communicators have focused on giving people the facts about climate change. If people just understood the science behind climate change, the logic goes, then they would surely support solutions to address the problem. But the story is actually much more complicated, says a recent article in The New York Times. People […]

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New ecoAmerica Webinar Now Available – The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

ecoAmerica is pleased to announce that a recording of our webinar co-produced with the American Psychological Association (APA) on the psychological impacts of climate change is now available online. The webinar is a follow-up to the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica’s recently-released report Beyond Storms & Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change.   The […]

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Americans Twice as Likely to Vote for Candidates That Support Climate Action, New Poll

Registered voters in the U.S. are 2.5 times more likely to vote for presidential or congressional candidates who support action on climate change, according to a new polling report released last week. Moreover, registered voters are 3 times more likely to vote against a candidate who opposes climate action. The poll, conducted by the Center […]

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Crafting New National Narratives On Climate Change

One of the biggest challenges climate communicators face is devising messages that resonate with a broad swath of the public. New research from the Climate Outreach & Information Network, however, suggests that framing climate change in terms of national identity and national values can be a powerful way to build support for solutions.   Interestingly, […]

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Stepping Up Our Game on Climate Change

Right now, driving smart probably isn’t the most glamorous climate solution out there. But that could change with a little help from the world of competition and games, says a new article in The Washington Post. Companies like Nissan and Car2Go, a car-sharing service, have started to incorporate games, feedback, and competition to motivate users to […]

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Poll: Majority of Small Business Owners Worried About Climate, Ready for Action

Small business owners are worried about climate change, and support action on the issue, according to a new poll by the American Sustainable Business Council. The poll, which was recently featured by ThinkProgress, found that close to 90 percent of small business owners say that climate change could harm in their business in the future. […]

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3 Faith & Climate Takeaways From the Sojourners Summit

Earlier this month, I attended the first annual Sojourners Summit, a national gathering of over 300 prominent faith leaders that included an outstanding list of speakers, discussions, and trainings.   The summit addressed social justice challenges many faith communities are championing, such as immigration, mass incarceration, and international development. Right alongside these issues on the […]

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Former EPA Chiefs Weigh in on What’s Needed for Action on Climate

Four former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs came together last week to call for action on climate change, according to a recent article in The National Journal. The most newsworthy aspect of this story is clearly that all of the EPA heads served under Republican presidents. But also important to note is the former chiefs’ commentary […]

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