Tag Archives: climate change communication
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New Research: Messages to Help You Start a New Conversation on Climate

Did you know that 71% of Americans believe that climate change is happening, but 68% believe that it’s risky to admit their view on the issue if different from their friends and family? Why aren’t Americans talking about climate change? Might it be because we’ve been talking about it in ways that seem risky, scary, […]

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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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Half of Americans Save the World While Shopping

The latest report out from Yale and George Mason University’s April 2013 polling shows more fascinating habits on the part of Americans in both consumer and citizen behavior, and much to be hopeful about. According to the most recent release, “Americans’ Actions to Limit Global Warming,” half of Americans regularly consider the environmental impact of […]

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Communicating Across the Partisan Divide – in England

Although ecoAmerica’s focus is on Americans and climate change, sometimes it is really useful to cover case studies from other countries, especially when the learnings can be applied here at home.  This interesting piece in the U.K.’s Guardian covers a new report from the Climate Outreach and Information Network on bridging the British political divide […]

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Engaging the Public on Climate [VIDEO]

NOAA’s recent posting of a video short course and lecture series on climate change included a lecture by Matthew Nisbet titled Climate Change Communication: Focusing on Public Engagement. In the video, Nisbet discusses public perception and understanding on climate, why the discourse on the issue has gone off-track, and how the climate message can better […]

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Communication Experts Advise How to Stop Declining of American Concern on Climate Change

Scientists and media leaders recently gathered together to discuss why Americans’ prioritization of mitigating climate change has been dropping and what can be done to reverse this trend. Solutions recommended by panelists included asking scientists to talk directly to the public using new communication methods that are popular with Americans (e.g. Twitter) and framing action […]

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Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in May 2011

The Center for Climate Change Communication’s Americans’ Global Warming Beliefs and Attitudes in May 2011 report found that public understanding and engagement on the issue “remains lower than it was in 2008.” At the same time, over half of Americans are also saying they would like more information on global warming (52%), but they don’t […]

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American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

The new report "American Teens' Knowledge on Climate Change" by Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found that teens aged 13-17 have "important gaps in knowledge and common misconceptions on climate change." Teens are 9% behind adults on believing in climate change and only 29% have thought a lot or some about global warming, but […]

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Primer on The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

Primer on The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions has released a research primer on the "Psychology of Climate Change Communication," which summarizes their findings from previous years. Emphasis is placed on the method and necessity of framing communication to the public, particularly as complex of an issue as climate change. (more…)

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