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Finding the No-Spin Zone on Climate Change

In this Huffington Post article, Hunter Cutting presents an interesting viewpoint on climate change communication: the challenge and responsibility can be grasped by a child, so why do we get caught in a spin with adults? As Cutting simply states, it’s because global warming isn’t a science problem — it’s a political problem. We know […]

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Across Party Lines, Americans Support Action To Reduce Global Warming [Report]

A report titled “The Political Benefits to Taking a Pro-Climate Stand in 2013” by Yale and George Mason University found many advantages to climate action in government. In fact, it seems like a no-brainer for a politician to support climate initiatives. The report found that the majority of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans support efforts to […]

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The Media and Politics Drive American Concern. Neither Is Helping Climate Change.

According to a recent report on U.S. concern on climate change, a brief message of science will have little effect on people’s level of concern. Instead, the report says, most Americans build care on issues only based on current events and party lines — both being areas climate change struggles in. The findings of the […]

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Why Dismissing Climate Skeptics—Even When They're Wrong—Is a Bad Idea

Why Dismissing Climate Skeptics—Even When They’re Wrong—Is a Bad Idea

In this TIME article, author Bryan Walsh's perspective is aligned with ecoAmerica's philosophy: when talking about climate change to skeptics, don't focus on science, instead connect with their values.  Walsh says, "It's not unusual—when scientific evidence and value systems collide, value systems often win out."  Therefore, as stated in a Michigan Ross School of Business […]

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Richard Black: Copenhagen or Babel? A climate conundrum

Richard Black: Copenhagen or Babel? A climate conundrum

Richard Black ponders coverage of the upcoming COP in Cancun, Mexico, noting how coverage of Copenhagen centered more on political drama vs. science, and the growth of climate fatigue. (more…)

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A call for direct action in the climate movement: we need your ideas

A call for direct action in the climate movement: we need your ideas

 Read this post, found on Grist.org by Phil Radford of Greenpeace USA,  Becky Tarbotton of Rainforest Action Network and Bill McKibben of 350.org. It is about contributing ideas and encouraging unity that may spark a social movement toward action on climate change, noting that nothing is happening within the US government to compel or even force Americans to help mitigate climate change. […]

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Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

The League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change, will target five House Republicans that voted against the energy legislation with over $1 million in attack ads whose purpose is to illustrate the fight and opposition various groups are planning on putting forward against those who challenge climate change legislation. […]

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