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New Report: Clean Energy Can Save the U.S. Billions of Dollars and Save Thousands of Lives

The argument that climate solutions offer economic benefits just got even stronger. Researchers at Duke University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies examined what would happen if the U.S. implemented the commitments it made at the Paris climate conference last year. They found that the climate actions necessary to reach the Paris goal […]

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4 Factors That Affect How People Feel About Climate Change

People around the world are increasingly united on the need for global cooperation to fight climate change. According to a new Pew survey, 78 percent of the global population supports an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions. However, this and other surveys have found that support for fighting pollution doesn’t necessarily mean a person is […]

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6 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Solving Climate Change

One of the best tools we have as climate communicators is optimism. To build support for solutions, it’s important to demonstrate that we have the resources to address this challenge, and that there is still time to protect the planet if we take action now. A recent article in New York Magazine helps explain why […]

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Muslim Leaders Make a Moral Plea for Global Climate Action

Yesterday, Islamic leaders from 20 nations issued a formal declaration acknowledging that climate change is human-caused and insisting on global action. Pointing to the responsibility of mankind to care for the earth and one another, they demanded that wealthy nations switch to renewable energy and lend aid to developing nations that are suffering climate impacts. […]

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How to Send World Leaders a Powerful Message About Climate Action

The climate negotiations happening in Paris this December must succeed – the health of our planet depends on it. But what can we, as individuals, do to help ensure world leaders take meaningful action?   We can march.   On November 29, just before leaders gather in Paris, a global People’s Climate March is being […]

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The Important Role of Cities in the Fight Against Climate Change

Climate change is a global issue, but it’s also a local issue, impacting communities, families, and individuals. That means city and local governments have a major opportunity to lead on climate solutions. As former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg points out in this article (co-authored by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo), urban areas contain most […]

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Majority of Global Citizens Want Urgent Action on Climate Change

We’ve seen many studies that have helped illuminate American opinions and beliefs about climate change – but a new global survey offers an insightful look at attitudes around the world. This survey, the most comprehensive of its kind ever conducted, involved 10,000 citizens from 79 countries. 78 percent of respondents said they were “very concerned” […]

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Have Oil Producers Finally Come Around on Climate Change?

A few weeks ago, we mentioned a recent survey that showed a high degree of concern about climate change among oil and gas industry insiders. It seems that concern is now turning into action – eight of the world’s biggest oil companies have joined together to express their support for cutting carbon emissions. As this […]

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Ben & Jerry’s New Flavor Sends a Powerful Climate Change Message

With something as abstract as climate change, metaphors can be a powerful communication tool. One great example is the campaign for Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor, “Save Our Swirled,” which helps raise awareness of the need to act against global warming. The video that accompanies the new flavor shows what a 2-degree rise […]

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Al Gore at SXSW: We’re At a Fork in the Road on Climate

The South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin is all about innovative thinking and bright visions of the future. So it made sense that Al Gore kicked off the event with a speech about the need for increased positive action on climate change. As he noted, the world is at a critical time, with rising […]

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