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New Poll: Three in 10 Americans Will Pledge to Vote for Candidates Who Share Their Views on Climate

New polling results released this month reveal that millions of registered voters would sign a pledge to vote for, would volunteer for, or would give money to candidates who share their views on climate change, if asked to do so by a person they like and respect.   The research, conducted by the Center for […]

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Communicating the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change

What’s the best way to communicate the fact that the overwhelming majority of scientists believe that climate change is real and human-caused? Is it metaphors that compare scientists’ beliefs on climate change to doctors’ beliefs about whether or not a child is sick? Or descriptive statements? Charts and graphics? New peer-reviewed research suggests that the most compelling ways to communicate the scientific […]

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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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New Research: ‘Global Warming’ Resonates More Strongly Than ‘Climate Change’

New research suggests that climate communicators may be better off using the term “global warming” rather than “climate change.” The research, conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, includes a suite of studies designed to uncover Americans’ familiarity and associations with the two different […]

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New Climate Communication Course Now Open for Registration

Ever wanted to dive deeper into climate and sustainability communication but didn’t know where to turn? ecoAmerica’s friends at Climate Access and the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University are teaming up to put on a six-week online course on climate and sustainability communication. Prof. Ed Maibach, Director of the Center for […]

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Americans Are More Concerned About Clean Energy Than Climate Change

New polling results released this month indicate that far more Americans are concerned about clean energy than global warming. According to the poll, which was conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 61 percent of Americans say developing new sources of energy […]

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New Poll: Americans Will Act on Climate, If Their Peers and Leaders Ask Them To

A new polling report released this month reveals that Americans are willing to take steps in their lives to take action on climate with just a little bit of nudging from those around them. The poll, jointly conducted by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Project on Climate Change […]

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New Poll: 83% of Americans Support Action on Climate

New poll results released this week by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveal that Americans are supportive of action on climate change and have clear opinions about who can and should take this action.   Here are a few of poll’s key […]

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Americans Reward and Punish Companies for Global Warming

An increasing number of Americans are factoring whether a company is environmentally friendly into their purchasing decision. According to the latest Center for Climate Change Communication report, 45% of Americans reward companies that are taking steps to reduce global warming and 55% say that within the next 12 months they will reward (buy) or punish […]

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Climate Change: Public Skeptical, Scientists Sure

Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University Project on Center for Climate Change Communication believes the reason only 13% of the public is aware a strong majority of scientists agree climate change is occurring and caused largely by human activity is because many scientists don’t attempt to directly inform the public, while the media continues to present […]

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