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America the Polarized: How to Find Common Ground on Climate Change

Climate change affects us all – yet most Americans rarely bring it up. Part of the reason for this is that they don’t hear it being talked about, either by their friends and family or by the media. They won’t hear about it much in political debates, either, unless the candidates raise the topic themselves. […]

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New Webinar Series Explores How Climate Changes Health

As the recent Climate and Health Assessment from the U.S. Global Change Research Program made abundantly clear, climate change impacts many key aspects of our health, from air quality to mental health and well-being. However, climate change has often been thought of and isolated as an environmental issue within the health community.   ecoAmerica and […]

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Study: Physicians Have a Unique Opportunity to Shape Climate Opinions

Health professionals have been aware of the public health impacts of climate change for some time now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention devoted their December 2014 Grand Rounds to the topic, the Lancet published a report about the risks of climate change last June, and the Surgeon General urged climate action at the […]

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The Link Between the Zika Virus and Climate Justice

As carbon emissions cause global temperatures to rise, health professionals have noticed a spread in mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus. In northern parts of the United States, cool weather has traditionally caused mosquito activity to stop during the winter months. But as winters grow warmer, these natural barriers are going away.   Now, a […]

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How to Communicate With Conservatives About Climate Solutions

Building a strong, widespread base of support for climate solutions means engaging all Americans on climate issues, whether they’re liberal, conservative, or somewhere in between. A message that resonates with one group may not resonate with another – that’s why it’s vital to tailor the message so it connects with the personal identities, values, and […]

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Reframing Climate Change – What Works Best

Our goal here at ecoAmerica is to find the best ways to engage Americans on climate issues. One of the approaches we advocate is to frame climate issues in new ways that grab people’s attention and strike a chord. But does it work? This Vox article seems to say no – but only at first. […]

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(Video) 90% of Hispanics Want Action on Climate Change

We’ve often pointed out on this blog that communities of color show higher levels of climate awareness and concern than the rest of the American population. As Rhea Suh, president of our partner the Natural Resources Defense Council, says in this Fusion interview, this is because they are facing the tangible impacts of climate change […]

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Children Need a Strong Clean Power Plan

As a pediatrician, I take care of kids. I help keep them healthy by diagnosing illness, protecting them from injury and counseling their parents on the challenges of parenting. But while I can vaccinate against meningitis or treat asthma, there are some risks to my patients I cannot control.   Changes in our climate are […]

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From Polar Bears to People: How the Climate Movement Changed in 2015

A few weeks ago, as world leaders were gathered in Paris for the climate conference, I was traveling around India with my husband. We spent the last night of our trip in the holy city of Varanasi, where we took an evening boat ride on the Ganges River. In accordance with custom, I lit a […]

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No Snow for Christmas in the Big Apple: The Health Implications of Mismatched Weather

Preparing for a final round of 2015 work travel last week, I pulled down my suitcase and, before selecting my wardrobe, conferred with my personal assistant. “Hey Siri, what’s the weather look like in New York City for the next three days?” “High temperatures are expected to be in the mid-60’s,” came the reply. You […]

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