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New Research: ‘Global Warming’ Resonates More Strongly Than ‘Climate Change’

New research suggests that climate communicators may be better off using the term “global warming” rather than “climate change.” The research, conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, includes a suite of studies designed to uncover Americans’ familiarity and associations with the two different […]

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Americans Are More Concerned About Clean Energy Than Climate Change

New polling results released this month indicate that far more Americans are concerned about clean energy than global warming. According to the poll, which was conducted by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, 61 percent of Americans say developing new sources of energy […]

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New Poll: Americans Will Act on Climate, If Their Peers and Leaders Ask Them To

A new polling report released this month reveals that Americans are willing to take steps in their lives to take action on climate with just a little bit of nudging from those around them. The poll, jointly conducted by the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Project on Climate Change […]

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New Research: How to Move Americans on Climate

Poll results just released by the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University and the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveal a host of new findings about Americans’ climate attitudes and beliefs. While these findings provide valuable information to policymakers and advocates about where America is on climate, they can also guide […]

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Texas Compares to Midwest and West in Climate Attitudes

The fourth in a recent series of state-by-state surveys by the Yale Center for Climate Change Communication sheds some light on the attitudes of Texas, home to the global headquarters of oil companies including ConocoPhillips, Exxon-Mobil, Tesoro, Valero, and Marathon, and to about one-third of known domestic petroleum reserves.   Texan attitudes about the reality […]

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Californians Admit to Climate Change – So What Are They Doing About It?

Yale’s Center for Climate Communications released another state-specific survey this week, this time looking at public opinion in California. Not surprisingly, Californian belief in human-caused climate change (70 percent) is higher than many tallies of national sentiment.   But Californians are not worried about climate change as an abstract concept; the survey shows near-consensus from […]

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Turn Up the Volume on Climate Change, says Leiserowitz

Research reports from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication always unearth highly valuable insights about American attitudes on climate change (as covered on this blog.) In this hour-long interview, acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers interviews the head of the project, Anthony Leiserowitz, getting into more details of their work, what it means for climate change […]

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Supermajorities of Americans Now Support Action on Climate Change

The definition of a supermajority is a variable amount greater than a majority used in voting – most often three-fifths or two-thirds (60 or 66 percent.) According to the newest poll data release by the Yale/George Mason Climate Change Communications process, if Americans could now vote on energy policy, support for renewables (87 percent) , […]

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New Report on American Action: What Individuals Are Saying and Doing About Climate Change

From sustainable brand support to willingness to talk to peers with differing opinions on climate change, the new survey Climate Change in the American Mind – conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication — reports on what actions Americans are taking, or not […]

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[New Report] Americans Believe the President & Congress Needs to Make Climate Change A Priority

Yesterday, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication released its fourth report from their latest national survey of over 1,000 adults. In September 2012, it was reported that a growing majority of Americans say the President and Congress should make global warming a priority and that corporations, industry, and citizens themselves should do more to address […]

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