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The “Mad Men” Guide to Climate Action

Fans of “Mad Men” know that adman Don Draper is famous for cutting to the chase. If he were living in 2015 instead of 1969, he would probably have little patience for equivocations about climate. In this entertaining and insightful Huffington Post article, sustainability expert Bob Brinkmann imagines what advice Don Draper would give to […]

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Al Gore at SXSW: We’re At a Fork in the Road on Climate

The South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin is all about innovative thinking and bright visions of the future. So it made sense that Al Gore kicked off the event with a speech about the need for increased positive action on climate change. As he noted, the world is at a critical time, with rising […]

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Study Reveals Bias in Media Coverage Toward Scientists Who Deny Climate Change 

A new study reveals that media coverage of climate change is heavily biased toward climate deniers. The study, which was recently featured by Climate Progress, shows that scientists who deny climate change are significantly more likely to receive frequent media attention than those who agree with the scientific consensus that climate change is real and human-caused: 30 percent […]

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Top PR Firms Rule Out Working With Climate Deniers

A number of the world’s leading public relations firms have ruled out working with organizations that deny the existence of human-caused climate change or that seek to block regulations that would limit carbon emissions, according to a recent article in the Guardian. Major PR firms that have made this decision include WPP, Waggener Edstrom (WE) […]

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The Psychology Behind Climate Denial, and What to Do About It

Climate skepticism continues to bewilder many stakeholders working on climate solutions. Why do skeptics believe what they do? And what’s the best way to engage with them? In a recent piece in The Conversation, cognitive scientist Stephan Lewandosky answered questions submitted on Reddit about conspiracy theories, climate denial, and public reactions to science. What’s most […]

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What’s Climate Change Got to Do With Tobacco?

One of the main obstacles to widespread support for climate solutions has been a misinformation campaign about the existence and causes of climate change. Yet campaigns propagating doubt about science are not new. In fact, the U.S. was home to a similar campaign several decades ago, this one focused on denying the science behind the […]

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Two Major British Newspapers Concede Climate Change is Real & Human-Caused

No, it’s not an April Fools’ joke. Two of the UK’s major newspapers, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail conceded Monday that climate change is real and human-caused. The papers have previously been hotbeds for climate skepticism in both their news and opinion pages, according to a recent article in The Guardian. The two papers’ […]

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Why Do Some People Deny Climate Change?

Many people in the climate movement wonder why some people continue to deny climate change, even in the face of overwhelmingly scientific evidence that the earth is warming. But there’s more going on with climate denial than disagreement about the science, writes David Robert Grimes in a new Guardian article. What better explains climate denial, […]

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New Study: Majority of Climate Opposition Funding Comes From Unidentifiable, “Dark Money” Sources

The majority of climate opposition funding in the United States now flows from anonymous, untraceable sources, according to a a new study covered in a recent Daily Climate article. The study, authored by Drexel University sociologist Robert Brulle, found that the amount of money streaming through foundations like Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund that […]

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The (Hi)story of Denial

We all know the biggest obstacle to the solving the climate crisis is the denial machine. Associated Press Special Corespondent Charles J. Hanley, who has been tracking the climate story for two decades, laid out the history of denial in a piece released over the weekend. If you want a good perspective on how climate […]

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