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Why One Climate-Friendly Action Doesn’t Always Lead to Another (and What to Do About It)

Rationalization is an all-too-common human behavior. Because we did one good thing (or plan to, at least), we often tell ourselves it’s okay to do something not so good. It all balances out – right? Usually not, unfortunately. As this Washington Post article points out, this type of compensatory thinking tends to backfire. And according […]

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5 Insights That Make Climate Communication Easier

The science on climate change is clear, the benefits of climate solutions are ever more apparent – so why is this subject still so hard to talk about? As this Huffington Post article explains, all too often climate communications are overwhelming, polarizing, and abstract. As a result, people tend to tune out. The article highlights […]

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