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Why Information Isn’t Enough to Solve Climate Change

For some time, climate communicators have focused on giving people the facts about climate change. If people just understood the science behind climate change, the logic goes, then they would surely support solutions to address the problem. But the story is actually much more complicated, says a recent article in The New York Times. People […]

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Evangelical Scientists’ Letter to Congress Invokes Scripture

Two hundred scientists who also happen to be evangelical Christians sent a letter to Congress last week urging the passage of “meaningful legislation” to reduce carbon dioxide emissions this year. ecoAmerica is one of many organizations helping build support for climate solutions through engaging faith leaders.    The letter to Congress, signed by professors from […]

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Faith and Science Can Live in Harmony

Thanks to ecoAmerica Director Lisa Renstrom for pointing our attention to the below NY Times article. Somehow climate change denial has become an automatic, unyeilding stance for Evangelicals and Republicans, but in this piece, evengelicals Karl W. Giberson and Randall Stephens encourage their fellow people of faith to see that acceptance of science is not […]

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Why American Women Accept Climate Change Science More Than Men

Why American Women Accept Climate Change Science More Than Men

This week, Treehugger reported on a recent survey conducted by Michigan State University that explains why American women are more accepting of climate change science than men. The author of the survey, sociologist Aaron McCright explains the contributing factors that include society and identity. The study also makes the connection between the perception that women […]

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From tobacco to climate change, ‘merchants of doubt’ undermined the science

From tobacco to climate change, ‘merchants of doubt’ undermined the science

Grist examines the new book, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at how a small group of right-wing ideologues have undermined U.S. policy as it relates to science. Their current target is climate change and with a […]

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The Attack on Climate-Change Science: Why It's the O.J. Moment of the Twenty-First Century

The Attack on Climate-Change Science: Why It’s the O.J. Moment of the Twenty-First Century

Bill McKibben, 350.org, compares the carbon lobby's years long effort to discredit an increasingly large mountain of climate science to OJ Simpon's legal defense. He emphasizes that the great quantity of evidence and data supporting climate change provides a larger target for the deniers to attack. On top of this offensive advantage, deniers have more […]

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ClimateGate: Not Time to Fight Back, But to Engage

ClimateGate: Not Time to Fight Back, But to Engage

Here's another interesting post by Matthew Nisbet where he addresses the general desire of environmental stakeholders to encourage climate scientists to fight back against the climate skeptics, creating a more hostile and political atmosphere. As it is clear that climate change's politicization is one of the current challenges we face when striving to communicate with […]

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