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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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How Climate Solutions Could Save Your Winter Holiday

As college students prepare to head home for the holidays, many are daydreaming about their weeks of leisure through January. Both of our sons hope to spend their vacation time flying down steep, snowy mountains. Our college freshman, Ryan, loves snowboarding – Justin, our high school junior, prefers skiing.   When our family gathers together […]

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How to Connect With Americans on Climate Change: New ecoAmerica/CRED Guide Tells All

ecoAmerica and the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at Columbia University are proud to announce the release of their new communications guide, Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication. The guide explains how anyone, from religious leaders, to healthcare professionals, businesspeople, community leaders, journalists, scientists, educators, policymakers, and other interested […]

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Solving the Sustainability Equation: Try Adding People

Some people think technology will be the panacea for our global sustainability challenges. Others think technology — and the consumption patterns that often come with it — are just making the problem worse. In reality, neither view is right, writes Columbia University’s Steven Cohen in this recent Huffington Post article.   Technology alone is no […]

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Primer on The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

Primer on The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions has released a research primer on the "Psychology of Climate Change Communication," which summarizes their findings from previous years. Emphasis is placed on the method and necessity of framing communication to the public, particularly as complex of an issue as climate change. (more…)

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