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Have We Been Too Quick to Dismiss Climate Engineering?

The concept of climate engineering – intentionally cooling the earth through scientific intervention – has gotten a lot of attention lately. The idea has raised numerous concerns, many of them legitimate. But as this article in Nature argues, failure to pursue this research is a mistake. There may be insistent public calls for intervention in the […]

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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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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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Two Major British Newspapers Concede Climate Change is Real & Human-Caused

No, it’s not an April Fools’ joke. Two of the UK’s major newspapers, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail conceded Monday that climate change is real and human-caused. The papers have previously been hotbeds for climate skepticism in both their news and opinion pages, according to a recent article in The Guardian. The two papers’ […]

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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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By the Numbers: Helpful or Not? Communicating on Climate

At ecoAmerica we think that powerful language is needed most when it comes to climate change communication. Knowledge of climate change is built from global statistics on temperature and weather, and as Michael Svoboda writes for the Yale Center on Climate Change and the Media, a “downpour of numbers” will accompany next week’s release of […]

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The Planet has Lost Its Patience for Skeptics To Face Reality

The IPCC’s recently released report finally gives Americans a solid answer: climate change is causing more extreme weather and it’s getting worse. In the Time piece below, Eric Pooley references ecoAmerica’s ACEVS report‘s finding that there are still a strong minority that are “uncertain” and he goes on to say that this IPCC report means […]

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