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Accelerating Climate Progress: Prominent Leaders Share Their Insights

Our American Climate Leadership Summit last September brought together more than 200 CEO-level leaders from a variety of sectors. With “solutions” as the focus of the event, these leaders spent the afternoon sessions collaborating on key priorities for accelerating climate progress in 2017 and beyond.   Now that we’re a few months into 2017 (and […]

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Connecting with Trump on Climate

Donald Trump can make history on climate change – either by reversing years of steady progress, or by moving us forward to a new energy future that accomplishes what he seeks to do with American economic growth and at the same time moves us forward on climate solutions.   All indications are that he is […]

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American Leaders to Trump: U.S. Must Look Forward, Not Backward on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reverse much of the progress our nation has made on climate. His recent appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a fierce critic of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the EPA’s administrator is a clear indication he intends to follow through on that plan. This is why almost […]

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New NAS Report Lays Out Climate Change, Plain and Simple

Scientific reports, especially those on climate change, are infamous for being esoteric and hard to read. In fact, confusion about climate science is one factor that has hindered progress towards climate solutions. But a new report, produced jointly by the National Academy of Sciences in the US and the Royal Society in the UK and […]

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New Poll: Nine in 10 Latinos Support Action on Climate

Nine in 10 Latino voters favor taking action on climate change, according to poll results released last week by the NRDC and the polling firm Latino Decisions. The poll, which was recently featured in this Climate Progress article, found that 75 percent of Latinos said that it was “very to extremely important” for the government […]

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Putting Best Practices into Action: Aquariums & Climate Change Engagement

Climate communicators have an abundance of communication and engagement guidance at their fingertips. From research and tips delivered through Climate Access, the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), ecoAmerica, or others, there is a plethora of resources on how to effectively talk about and engage people on climate. The exciting part comes in actually […]

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New York Times’ climate coverage plummets

Climate coverage in The New York Times dropped dramatically last year, according to a recent analysis featured in Joanna Foster’s blog post on Climate Progress this week. But it wasn’t because there were fewer stories about climate to report on. It was because the The New York Times closed its environment desk, dismantled its Green Blog, […]

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A horrendous hurricane season closing, and Americans (rightfully) fearing they will worsen

The 2012 hurricane season encompassed a total of 19 named storms in the Atlantic, recorded to be the third-highest level of storm activity since 1851. In the ABC News segment featured in this article, victims of Sandy were interviewed, and their demands for a plan to prevent future disasters are fierce. Heidi Cullen explains why […]

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Climate Inaction: Humanity’s Largest Mistake

From dust bowls to direct health impacts, new data indicates many negative consequences of climate change on Americans that will continue to worsen in the coming decades if we do not dramatically reduce our rate of greenhouse gas emissions. Continuing business as usual, leading to a 132% increase in emissions by 2050, may be humanity’s […]

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Climate Shift: Controversy and Teachable Moment

by Meighen Speiser   There's a movement bubbling up among the movement — to analyze where we've made mistakes in our efforts to affect policy on climate.  From grasstops to grassroots, media, and even ecoAmerica's own America the Best conference, the movement is considering a few common questions:  1) What happened?  Why didn’t we pass […]

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