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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 25-Mar. 3

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change.   RESEARCH   70 percent of Americans believe climate change is happening, but less than half think they will be personally affected, according to […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   According to a new jobs report from the Environmental Defense Fund’s Fund’s Climate Corps program, the clean-energy industry now has at least […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 7-13

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, we don’t need to cut fossil-fuel regulations to achieve energy independence. […]

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Now Available: Findings Report from National Latino Climate Leadership Forum

On June 17, 2016, more than 75 Latino leaders from all backgrounds—including faith, health, business, education, community, government, and environment—gathered in Washington, D.C., for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing Latinos today, and with their voting population poised to be game-changers in the 2016 elections […]

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Why This Autumn Will Be a Hot Time for Climate Leadership and Solutions

As I write this, the world just had its hottest month in recorded history. Here in Washington D.C, where July is normally our hottest month of the year, we had our sixth hottest July on record. Our unusually hot days are combining with the quieter, less frenetic pace of activity that D.C. usually experiences in […]

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Climate Change Messages Are Hitting The Mainstream – But They Could Be Much Stronger

Over the past twelve months, governments have made enormous progress in working towards climate change solutions. The historic international agreement reached in Paris at COP 21, unprecedented bilateral agreements made between China and the United States to reduce emissions, President Obama’s Clean Power Plan focusing on transitioning to renewables in states and regions, and even […]

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Want to Make Climate Impacts More Relatable? Start With Water

When an issue is as big and abstract as climate change, how can we make it easier for people to grasp? One of the best ways is to point to local impacts and tell personal stories that help people visualize how climate change is impacting people right now. And whether it’s a flood caused by […]

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Understanding (and Transcending) the Behavioral Challenges to Addressing Climate Change

When faced with the realities of climate change, some people are inspired to fight it. Others deny it exists. And still others acknowledge it exists, but don’t want to think about it. Why? It has to do with the human brain’s normal response to fear, feelings of powerless, and the perceived threat of giving up […]

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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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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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