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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec 31-Jan 6

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major achievements, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   Seeing Greenland’s melting glaciers with his own eyes turned this scientist from climate doubter to believer. With Enough Evidence, Even Skepticism Will […]

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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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How Moral Conviction Could Make the Difference at the Paris Climate Talks

Today, the UN Climate Conference begins in Paris. Stakes are high, as are the hopes of everyone who believes this is our best chance to protect our future. But will these talks be able to succeed where others have failed? Climate scientist, evangelical Christian, and MomentUs leader Katharine Hayhoe believes this time is different – […]

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Climate Change Acceptance Among Americans Reaches Highest Level in 7 Years

Americans not only want their political candidates to understand climate science – they are more likely to believe in climate science themselves. A new poll from the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College found that 70 percent of Americans feel there is strong evidence of global warming. This represents a seven percent increase in the […]

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Poll: 87% of Americans Want a President Who Understands Science

In recent months, many prominent politicians have tried to avoid taking a stand on climate change by saying, “I’m not a scientist.” That may be true, but if they hope to win votes, they had better get a reasonable grasp of the science that affects public policy. A new survey conducted by Research! America and […]

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How Hurricane Katrina Transformed Climate Research

The link between climate change and extreme weather is now widely accepted – but that wasn’t always the case. As this Climate Central article reports, climate scientists were only beginning to discover how warming seas seas create stronger hurricanes when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. That disaster brought their findings into the spotlight, causing major […]

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The Role of Conditioning in Climate Denial (and How to Reverse It)

People who accept – and especially people who are concerned about – climate change often have a hard time understanding how others can feel differently, especially in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence. This blog post by business consultant and evangelical Christian Dr. Scott Rodin offers some insights. Though he strongly believes that we have […]

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The Key to Engaging Conservatives on Climate Change Issues

Much has been written about the partisan divide on climate – conservatives are far more likely than liberals or moderates to express doubt about climate change or oppose climate action. If we are to build widespread, mainstream support for climate solutions, we’ll need to get conservatives on board – but how?   This Washington Post […]

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3 Ways Climate Denial Gets in the Way of Good Science

There is nearly unanimous consensus among climate scientists that climate change is happening and that human activity is the cause. Yet there is still widespread belief among Americans that climate change is under debate. One reason might be the media’s tendency to treat both sides of the question equally – a practice memorably skewered on […]

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Why We Need to Tell Stories About Climate Change

Much of the public dialogue around climate change centers around facts and figures. Global mean temperatures are expected to rise by this many degrees Celsisus. Climate change will cost this much money in damages. We need to lower our emissions by this amount. While facts and figures (and pie charts) have their place, what the […]

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