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What Do Climate Solutions Actually Look Like?

“Climate solutions” can seem like an abstract term. What is a “climate solution” anyway? A new interactive graphic, produced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, shows real-live examples of climate solutions across the world. A project in Bangalore brings solar lighting systems to the slums of the city. […]

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Stepping Up Our Game on Climate Change

Right now, driving smart probably isn’t the most glamorous climate solution out there. But that could change with a little help from the world of competition and games, says a new article in The Washington Post. Companies like Nissan and Car2Go, a car-sharing service, have started to incorporate games, feedback, and competition to motivate users to […]

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Why Human Behavior Is the New Frontier for Climate Solutions

Conversations about climate solutions often focus on either technology, or policy. Rarely discussed, however, is the role that human behavior plays in shaping if and how climate solutions permeate the mainstream, says a new article in Wired. Just like social science has helped advocates to better understand how to communicate about climate change, so too […]

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5 Ways Americans Are Already Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

Tales of how climate change is already affecting the United States usually focus on extreme weather. But the impacts stretch far wider than that. A recent article in Politico identifies four major areas, in addition to weather, that climate change is already affecting. This short-and-sweet list of impacts can provide useful material for climate communicators […]

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New Poll Shows Increased Support for Renewable Energy, Conservation

The majority of Americans prefer conserving energy over producing more of it, according to a new Gallup poll recently featured in The Hill. When forced to pick between conservation-focused approach and a production-focused approach, 57% of Americans say we should take a conservation-focused approach to solving the nation’s energy problems. This represents a 6-point increase […]

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Energy Giant Unveils New Vision to Help Consumers Combat Climate Change

Last week, energy giant NRG CEO David Crane published a sweeping letter about NRG’s commitment to becoming a different type of energy company. This new type of company, according to Crane’s letter, will connect consumers to their own energy-generating potential and will enable consumers to make their own energy choices. But perhaps most significantly, this […]

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New Poll: 83% of Americans Support Action on Climate

New poll results released this week by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveal that Americans are supportive of action on climate change and have clear opinions about who can and should take this action.   Here are a few of poll’s key […]

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Energy Trumps Climate in New Poll on Americans’ Priorities

A public opinion poll recently featured in the National Journal found that while climate change ranks relatively low on Americans’ policy priority lists, “dealing with the nation’s energy problem” ranks significantly higher. The poll, conducted in January by the Pew Research Center, found that 29 percent of respondents reported that climate change should be a […]

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Sustain What?

In this Dot Earth edited interview of Andrew Revkin, he says the key to engaging people in the subject of climate change is to get to the “root of the story” = energy.  Revkin believes if we focus on new energy choices and use the right language to discuss the issues, Americans have the potential […]

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In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Cleaner Energy

In Kansas, Climate Skeptics Embrace Cleaner Energy

ecoAmerica's Climate Truths research tested and shared successful framing and language to motivate Americans on climate and energy solutions.  In this article by Leslie Kaufman of The New York Times, she shares a case study of a conservative city in Kansas that is moved to embrace cleaner energy through study of the regional values of […]

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