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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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How to Communicate With Conservatives About Climate Solutions

Building a strong, widespread base of support for climate solutions means engaging all Americans on climate issues, whether they’re liberal, conservative, or somewhere in between. A message that resonates with one group may not resonate with another – that’s why it’s vital to tailor the message so it connects with the personal identities, values, and […]

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Are Your Visuals Undermining Your Climate Message?

The power of an image to engage and inspire people is enormous – but if you don’t choose the right visual, you run the risk of alienating rather than appealing to your audience. For example, polar bears were once the poster children for climate change – who doesn’t want to help an adorable polar bear, […]

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9 Best Practices for Engaging the Public on Climate-Related Flood Risks

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense flooding in many parts of the world. A peer-reviewed study linked warming temperatures to the devastating floods that happened in Texas and Oklahoma this past May. As these events become more common, how can we engage the public about the risks and help them prepare for impacts? […]

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Beyond the People in the Room: How to Engage a Broader Audience on Climate Issues

One of my favorite parts of my job is traveling to different cities and towns across America and giving workshops about climate communications. Not only do I have the opportunity to meet extraordinary people working in local government and business who are passionate about climate change, but I get to witness firsthand the work local […]

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