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Why Mayors Are Crucial to Climate Action

This was an important week for mayors and climate. Three seemingly unrelated climate stories reveal a stark picture of the increasingly urgent call to action facing U.S. mayors. As the leaders most responsible for preventing climate risk and dealing with the consequences of climate impacts, mayors are on the front lines of climate action.   […]

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New Report: Clean Energy Can Save the U.S. Billions of Dollars and Save Thousands of Lives

The argument that climate solutions offer economic benefits just got even stronger. Researchers at Duke University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies examined what would happen if the U.S. implemented the commitments it made at the Paris climate conference last year. They found that the climate actions necessary to reach the Paris goal […]

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage at the Oscars

On Sunday night, five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio finally got the nod. In his acceptance speech for the Best Actor award, he took the opportunity to draw attention to an issue he’s deeply passionate about – climate change. He told the program’s 34 million viewers that he witnessed the effects of climate change first-hand while […]

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How Individuals Can Make a Real Difference in the Climate Fight

Climate change is by its nature a serious and far-reaching issue, and it’s easy for people to feel overwhelmed by it and powerless to help. One of the most important things we can do as climate communicators is to show people how their actions can make a difference – and help them understand which behaviors […]

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Poll: 64% of Americans Believe Reducing Carbon Emissions Should Be a Priority

The latest University of Texas Energy Poll found broad support among Americans for collaborative action against climate change. 43 percent said they feel “climate change is an urgent threat and all countries need to take action equally.” But perhaps surprisingly, an even greater number (48 percent) said they felt the U.S. should do more than […]

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Coming Together in Faith on Climate Videos: Sustenance for Our 2016 Climate Journey

On September 24-25, 2015, Blessed Tomorrow, with our partners Convergence, Washington National Cathedral, Auburn Seminary, Faith in Public Life, and Interfaith Power and Light DC, brought together Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other national leaders to an extraordinary event called Coming Together in Faith on Climate. Together, we amplified Pope Francis’ call for climate action for […]

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Why Climate Challenges Should Be Seen as Opportunities

Climate solutions are often met with resistance because people mistakenly believe they will be costly or burdensome. It’s more accurate (and more productive), however, to see the climate change fight as a series of opportunities.   For example, the still-unrepaired methane leak in California’s Aliso Canyon is certainly alarming – but as this article in […]

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EPA Chief Gina McCarthy: Turning 2015 Wins into Lasting Climate Action

Last year, the EPA set an ambitious agenda for fighting climate change. Their biggest milestone was the release of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants. This rule, along with other measures, will be crucial in helping the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris climate agreement. […]

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Want to Motivate People to Act on Climate Change? Ask Them How They Want to Be Remembered

More and more Americans are aware of the dangers of climate change – but that doesn’t always translate to action. Often, more immediate concerns such as paying bills or caring for their families take priority. Communications that show how climate solutions answer those concerns (by reducing air pollution, for example, or by lowering energy costs) can […]

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Why 2016 May Be the Best Year Yet for Climate Action

In recent weeks, we’ve highlighted the many achievements and breakthroughs that made 2015 such a monumental year for the climate movement. Now, it’s time to look forward to 2016 – and as the Environmental Defense Fund’s Fred Krupp points out here, we may see progress advance even more rapidly in the coming months.   2015 […]

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