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Lyndon B. Johnson

50 Years of Climate Communications – What Have We Learned? And How Can We Improve?

On November 5, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson received the first official warning about the dangers of climate change. 50 years later, we still face challenges in communicating the scientific evidence of climate change and the urgency of finding solutions. In this Forbes article, weather and climate expert Dr. Marshall Shepherd outlines four key communication hurdles […]

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How to Prepare Your Business for the New Norm in Extreme Weather

Weather patterns are changing and severely impacting all businesses – no matter the size. Scientists, including those at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, already suspect there may be a link between global warming and growing storm intensity. What brought that home to me, personally, was the news footage of storm-flooded streets I saw in […]

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Climate Change Acceptance Among Americans Reaches Highest Level in 7 Years

Americans not only want their political candidates to understand climate science – they are more likely to believe in climate science themselves. A new poll from the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College found that 70 percent of Americans feel there is strong evidence of global warming. This represents a seven percent increase in the […]

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How Hurricane Katrina Transformed Climate Research

The link between climate change and extreme weather is now widely accepted – but that wasn’t always the case. As this Climate Central article reports, climate scientists were only beginning to discover how warming seas seas create stronger hurricanes when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. That disaster brought their findings into the spotlight, causing major […]

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Is Climate Skepticism on the Way Out?

As the international climate summit in Paris grows ever nearer, social and political support for climate solutions continues to mount – and climate denial is going the way of the dodo. As this Guardian article explains, there are three main reasons for this shift.   1) People are seeing evidence of climate change with their […]

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Is Your City One of the 25 Most At Risk from Climate Impacts?

One of the best ways to make the climate issue resonate for people is show how climate change impacts them personally. A new study by weather.com looked at the factors affecting America’s 100 largest cities, and identified the top 25 most at risk. Some, like Denver and Detroit, may see significant increases in heat. Others, […]

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