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Just Don’t Mention Climate

Liberals have largely dominated the environmental sphere in recent years. But that may be changing, writes Nora Caplan-Bricker in a recent article in The New Republic. Conservatives across the country, from Ohio to Georgia, have started to put their energy behind sustainability and renewable energy solutions.   In Michigan, the recently-formed Michigan Conservative Energy Forum […]

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Republicans Already Convinced, says George Mason/Yale Survey

George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communications’ new poll on the attitudes of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents came out yesterday, and results show that despite the much-discussed partisan divide, standard climate messages are making some significant non-partisan inroads. The GMU/Yale study found that the majority of Republicans think climate change is happening (52 percent), […]

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Young Republicans Striving to Gain their Party’s Support on Climate and Energy Reform

A group of young, climate-conscious conservatives have banned together under the title Young Conservatives for Energy Reform (YCER). Their strategy is worth monitoring as we all try to figure out the key to connecting with conservatives on climate. The group says they will not be pushing policy or talking science; their objective is to open […]

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A Weathercaster Shares His Climate Learnings with Conservative Viewers — And They Like It

Weathercaster Jim Gandy is well educated on climate change and takes responsibility for informing his audience how it connects to weather. Given he reports in the conservative-heavy South Carolina, Gandy was initially concerned his climate reports would receive criticism, but, instead the public praised the reports. The Center for Climate Communication researched why Gandy’s climate […]

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Climate Skeptics and Conservatives, Alike, Are Changing Their Opinions

From Republican leaders to the CEO of Exxon Mobil, in this WSJ article Fred Krupp reports that the usual climate skeptics are reevaluating climate change’s probability and accepting the truth of its existence. This is a step in the right direction, but emerging “we’ll adapt” wordsmiths (i.e. it’s happening, but don’t worry about it) should […]

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Conservative Support for Climate

Some conservative leaders are taking steps to lead on climate solutions, and to encourage their fellow leaders and constituents to recognize how these solutions can align with conservative values. In the Climate Progress article, Joe Romm and Rebecca Leber discusses Bob Inglis’ new venture, the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. Republicans Tired Of Climate Change Deniers […]

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The Climate Pragmatist

Some people are motivated by bold messages that push new boundaries, but then there are some that just want to do what makes sense. When it comes to climate change communication, pragmatism could be the angle that resonates with a new audience, and in particular, a conservative audience. In this article, Jonathan Foley, who directs […]

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Understanding GOP’s Mind: How They “Justify” Fossil Fuels

In this article, David Roberts provides an interesting theory on why conservatives support fossil fuels, and other current states of power. Roberts believes conservatives follow “system justification”: they defend the status quo (e.g use of fossil fuels) of power because they believe it was earned and deserves top command.  Read the full article from Grist […]

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Conservative Philosophy on Climate

One of ecoAmerica’s directors, Ted Roosevelt, has passed this on for us to share on ecoAffect. Former South Carolina Republican Congressman Bob Inglis lays out the conservatives case for addressing climate and other environmental issues. If you’re communicating with conservatives, you should consider the message of accountability and markets.   Read the full article from […]

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Cool White Dudes

Climate change denial strongest among pale, male conservatives   According to recent research on Gallup polls, conservative white American males are more likely to be climate change deniers. The research revealed these men wrongly think they are well-versed on climate change, and therefore are more certain they are right and not open to facts opposing […]

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