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Could a More Evangelical Approach Help Convert People on Climate Change?

The term “climate believer” is often used to describe whether someone accepts that climate change is real. However, climate scientists generally prefer to steer away from the term “belief,” because it seems to imply that acceptance is based on faith rather than scientific evidence. But as George Marshall, co-founder of the Climate Outreach and Information […]

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Improving the Outreach Effectiveness of the IPCC’s Reports

Over the past nine months, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released policy summaries for three separate reports about climate science, impacts, and mitigation. Yet the IPCC’s less-than-optimal public communications strategy means that the reports are not as effective in catalyzing change as they could be, says a new report by the Climate Outreach […]

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Overcoming Climate Fatigue

The past few months have been marked by a deluge of new scientific information about climate change and climate impacts. There were the WG-II and WG-III reports from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the “What We Know” primer from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and most recently, the third […]

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Solutions-Focused U.N. Climate Report Received Least Media Coverage

Media coverage of the third U.N. climate report, which focused on solutions, was the lowest among the U.N.’s three climate reports released over the last eight months, according to a new Media Matters analysis. The third report received only about a quarter of the coverage of the first report, which focused on scientific evidence.   […]

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Using the IPCC’s Reports to Boost Climate Engagement

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) assessment (from IPCC Working Group II, on climate impacts) has been pegged as one of the body’s most dire reports. The key takeaway, according to The Huffington Post, is that “the big risks and overall effects of global warming are far more immediate and local than scientists […]

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New IPCC Video Lays Out the Science of Climate Change

Many Americans don’t like to dig into the details behind social and scientific issues. But some want the facts so they can better understand issues and form their own opinions. Those in the later group are a perfect audience for an excellent new video released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in conjunction with […]

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