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Americans More Convinced Than Ever That Climate Changed Is Caused By Humans, New Poll

Nearly half of Americans (46%) believe that climate change is having a serious impact now, according to a new poll by CBS News / The New York Times. Moreover, more than half — 54% — of Americans believe that climate change is human-caused, the highest percentage ever recorded by a CBS News / The New York Times […]

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Climate Change, the Economy, and the Cost of Inaction

Much of the public debate around climate change and the economy has centered on the economic costs of taking action. Moving away from coal and oil, some people argue, would cost jobs, jeopardize the economy, and hurt business. But talking in terms of the costs of action, writes former treasury secretary Robert Rubin in a […]

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Climate Change: It’s All About the Framing

Poll after poll indicates that climate change is not a top priority for most Americans. Concerns over the economy, healthcare, and the deficit continue to occupy the top of Americans’ lists of priorities, while climate change remains at the near bottom. Yet if climate change were reframed in these polls — and in the larger […]

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Connecting Climate and Economic Growth – New Research from Europe

80% of people in the European Union say that tackling climate change and using energy more efficiently will boost the economy and decrease unemployment, according to a new poll released last week. The Eurobarometer opinion poll, which was recently featured in a Climate Group blog post, also found that 70% of EU residents think that […]

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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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America, Want Some Easy Money ($3.5 Billion!)? Recycle.

No, we’re not talking about $0.05 from recycling your soda bottles. Companies like USell and Gazelle offer consumers an easy, efficient way to get cash for their old electronics. Awareness about these services that tie economic value to waste reduction should be raised. In these economically-challenging times, consumers should be jumping on the chance to […]

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Reality Is Tough, But People Still Care

Our friend Susan Donaldson at VivaTerra wanted to make sure we didn’t miss this NY Times article on how the ‘great recession’ is impacting consumer behaviors on the environment – both positively and negatively. It certainly correlates with our recent American Climate & Environmental Values Survey which recommends a more practical, common sense approach to […]

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How to Talk About Sustainability to People Who Aren’t Environmentalists

How to Talk About Sustainability to People Who Aren’t Environmentalists

This guest post by John Adams of Saybrook University  on Triple Pundit, aims to make sustainability part of a larger system of a functioning, efficient and well-educated world. The post breaks down the need for sustainability into a "set of interacting challenges" that include population, education, energy dependence and more. The point is that if […]

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56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

56% Support Offshore Drilling; 47% Favor Deepwater Drilling, Too

A poll released today by Rasmussen Reports reveals that since the recent cap on the Gulf oil spill, Americans are still more in favor of offshore (56%) and deepwater (47%) drilling than against it, yet they also have concerns about the environment as well. 72% are at least a little concerned that new offshore oil […]

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Making Green Jobs Real

Green jobs are happening, and finding them has just gotten easier with the launch of GreenCareers, a collaborative effort between ecoAmerica, MonsterTRAK, and Environmental Defense. But more importantly, GreenCareers is part of a broader strategy to engage “environmentally agnostic” Americans in demanding greater innovation in environmental protection. (more…)

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