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New Study: Political Identity Is the Strongest Indicator of Climate Acceptance

Though the partisan divide on climate change appears to be closing, whether or not someone accepts the reality of climate change still depends largely on their politics. A new analysis published in Nature Climate Change found that political affiliations and worldviews were the most reliable indicators of a person’s beliefs about climate change – more […]

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Why 2015 Was A Breakthrough Year For The Environment

2015 was a record-breaking year in many regards: it was the hottest year ever recorded, and CO2 levels have also reached unprecedented highs. Despite these troubling developments, 2015 was also a year of significant environmental progress, as detailed in this Huffington Post article. China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter, committed to cutting greenhouse gas […]

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Climate Change Acceptance Among Americans Reaches Highest Level in 7 Years

Americans not only want their political candidates to understand climate science – they are more likely to believe in climate science themselves. A new poll from the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College found that 70 percent of Americans feel there is strong evidence of global warming. This represents a seven percent increase in the […]

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New Poll: Swing State Voters Demand Climate Action

With health professionals, faith leaders, and business leaders all voicing their support for climate action, it seems that mainstream Americans are getting the message. A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that voters in the key swing states of Colorado, Iowa, and Virginia agree by margins of 2-1 that climate change is caused by […]

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The Key to Engaging Conservatives on Climate Change Issues

Much has been written about the partisan divide on climate – conservatives are far more likely than liberals or moderates to express doubt about climate change or oppose climate action. If we are to build widespread, mainstream support for climate solutions, we’ll need to get conservatives on board – but how?   This Washington Post […]

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Over 90% of TV Weathercasters Now Accept the Reality of Climate Change

Acceptance of climate change and awareness of climate impacts has increased dramatically among TV weathercasters. According to a new survey from the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, over 90 percent of TV weathercasters have concluded that climate change is happening (versus 54 percent in 2010), and almost 90 percent believe humans are […]

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