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American Climate Metrics Survey 2016: Children, Morality, and Responsibility Top American Climate Concerns

  According to the American Climate Metrics Survey 2016, 87% of Americans feel a moral responsibility to create a safe and healthy climate for themselves and their children. They also support charging polluters a fee on the pollution they create, and see the personal benefits of climate solutions.   The concern that Americans have about […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec. 17-23

People living in areas that have experienced record-breaking heat are less skeptical about climate change than those living with record-breaking cold. Climate Change Skepticism Fueled by Gut Reaction to Local Weather (Scientific American)   Mayors and governors — many from Trump-leaning states – are determined to continue with their plans to fight climate change. As […]

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Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Motivate Millennials on Climate Change

As we mentioned in a previous post, climate change is emerging as a key issue in the Presidential campaigns. According to Gene Karpinski of the League of Conservation Voters, “The elevated conversation about climate change in this election is truly historic.”   Young voters, in particular, have the potential to make an enormous difference. Millennials […]

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What Inspires You? How to Take Advantage of Your Personal Interests to Motivate for Change

Recently, a 12-year-old ukulele player named Grace VanderWaal appeared on America’s Got Talent and performed what I would call one of the most beautiful original songs I’ve ever heard from a child. Enthralled by her television performance, I found myself playing her video clip again and again, and looked up her other performances on YouTube. […]

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Why Today Could Be the Most Important Earth Day Ever

Since it was first established in 1970, Earth Day has been a day of action on environmental issues, sustainability, and climate change. Today, appropriately enough, leaders and representatives from nearly 170 nations will gather at the United Nations in New York to formally sign the Paris Agreement on climate change.   Climate change is arguably […]

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Pray the Bird: How Facing our Climate Grief Can Prepare Us for Action

Sometimes I am perfectly capable of scanning large swathes of bad news with aplomb, keeping my feelings at bay. I know how to brace myself before I open the morning paper, turn on the TV, or scan the news online. OK, world, I’m ready! Bring it on! Give me the latest list of apocalyptic woes! […]

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How the World Bank Will Help Nations Deliver on Their Paris Climate Commitments

One of the sticking points of the Paris climate negotiations was how to reduce global carbon emissions without putting an undue economic strain on developing nations. A shift in spending announced last week by the World Bank could help solve that problem by assisting developing nations with their climate plan implementation.   Under its new […]

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18 State Attorneys General Form Historic Coalition to Defend Clean Power Plan

Earlier this week, the Obama Administration fought back against opponents of the Clean Power Plan, filing a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court that called the plan “eminently reasonable.” The following day, attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia announced their support of the plan, telling the court that “the rule properly incorporates […]

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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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50 Years of Climate Communications – What Have We Learned? And How Can We Improve?

On November 5, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson received the first official warning about the dangers of climate change. 50 years later, we still face challenges in communicating the scientific evidence of climate change and the urgency of finding solutions. In this Forbes article, weather and climate expert Dr. Marshall Shepherd outlines four key communication hurdles […]

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