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Why One Climate-Friendly Action Doesn’t Always Lead to Another (and What to Do About It)

Rationalization is an all-too-common human behavior. Because we did one good thing (or plan to, at least), we often tell ourselves it’s okay to do something not so good. It all balances out – right? Usually not, unfortunately. As this Washington Post article points out, this type of compensatory thinking tends to backfire. And according […]

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How to Connect With Americans on Climate Change: New ecoAmerica/CRED Guide Tells All

ecoAmerica and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University are proud to announce the release of their new communications guide, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication. The guide explains how anyone, from religious leaders, to healthcare professionals, businesspeople, community leaders, journalists, scientists, educators, policymakers, and other interested […]

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Register Now: ecoAmerica/CRED Webinar on New Climate Communication Guide

  The Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) and ecoAmerica invite you to join us for a free webinar about our new climate communication guide, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication. The webinar will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 3:30 – 4:45 pm ET.   The guide explains […]

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How Cold Weather Impairs Our Climate Change Judgments

Psychologists have known for some time that people are more likely to accept climate change on hot days than cold ones. But new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change and featured in this Discovery News article helps to uncover the psychological mechanisms at play. Part of what’s going on, the research suggests, is […]

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