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Two Major British Newspapers Concede Climate Change is Real & Human-Caused

No, it’s not an April Fools’ joke. Two of the UK’s major newspapers, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail conceded Monday that climate change is real and human-caused. The papers have previously been hotbeds for climate skepticism in both their news and opinion pages, according to a recent article in The Guardian. The two papers’ […]

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Using the IPCC’s Reports to Boost Climate Engagement

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) assessment (from IPCC Working Group II, on climate impacts) has been pegged as one of the body’s most dire reports. The key takeaway, according to The Huffington Post, is that “the big risks and overall effects of global warming are far more immediate and local than scientists […]

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Energy Giant Unveils New Vision to Help Consumers Combat Climate Change

Last week, energy giant NRG CEO David Crane published a sweeping letter about NRG’s commitment to becoming a different type of energy company. This new type of company, according to Crane’s letter, will connect consumers to their own energy-generating potential and will enable consumers to make their own energy choices. But perhaps most significantly, this […]

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Cutting Through Climate Ambivalence

This month’s Gallup climate poll reveals relatively low levels of concern about climate change. Yet the polls are also something communicators and advocates can learn from. In this recent Triple Pundit piece, Parsons the New School for Design Professor Raz Godelnik identifies four key takeaway lessons that can help move the country past ambivalence and […]

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What the Military Can Teach Us About Climate Communication

A new Pentagon report mentioned in a recent Green Biz article calls climate change a “threat multiplier.” The report also identifies a host of global climate impacts, from resource competition to social tension and political instability. In addition, the military is reportedly preparing adaptation plans and actively making investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and […]

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Can Extreme Weather Build Support for Climate Solutions?

Some climate advocates have been quick to identify extreme weather as a no-brainer tool to build support for climate solutions. Yet a new research report released this month by the Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN) reveals that the story is more complicated than that. Extreme weather events — such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods […]

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How Faith Communities Are Changing the Climate Conversation

Climate change isn’t just about melting ice caps and stranded polar bears – it’s also an issue that will profoundly affect people. But climate change won’t impact all people equally – research indicates that it will likely hit the world’s most vulnerable communities the hardest. Moreover, those who will be hardest hit are often the […]

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Why Aren’t Americans More Concerned About Climate Change?

The last several weeks have seen a flurry of new polls and reports on climate change, most of them showing relatively low levels of concern among the American public. For whatever reason, most Americans don’t seem to make climate change a priority. But why is this the case? Gallup’s Editor-in-Chief, Frank Newport, has answers. In […]

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