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5 Insights That Make Climate Communication Easier

The science on climate change is clear, the benefits of climate solutions are ever more apparent – so why is this subject still so hard to talk about? As this Huffington Post article explains, all too often climate communications are overwhelming, polarizing, and abstract. As a result, people tend to tune out. The article highlights […]

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Climate Change Seen as Increasingly Linked to Extreme Weather in Ohio

Yale’s Center for Climate Change Communication has been releasing a series of nuanced and fascinating reports on state-by-state attitudes on climate change: so far, Colorado, California, and now Ohio. These reports are building a great state-by-state bank of climate change data that has been relatively scarce in the past. In Ohio, belief that climate change […]

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Half of Americans Save the World While Shopping

The latest report out from Yale and George Mason University’s April 2013 polling shows more fascinating habits on the part of Americans in both consumer and citizen behavior, and much to be hopeful about. According to the most recent release, “Americans’ Actions to Limit Global Warming,” half of Americans regularly consider the environmental impact of […]

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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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Yale Poll: Climate Change Belief Drops 7%, Likely Influenced by Cold Winter

Last week, Yale and George Mason Universities released their latest report on American attitudes about climate, and found that belief in climate change has dropped 7 percent in just half a year – mostly, they surmised, due to a cold winter. Will Oremus at Slate responded to this by writing about unscientific humans are. But for […]

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Climate Change Gets Personal

Today, Yale and George Mason released their most recent findings on American sentiment on extreme weather and climate change, from a phone poll conducted in April. They found that 85 percent of Americans had personally experienced an extreme weather event during the last year, 80 percent had a family member or friend who’d experienced one, […]

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Rebound in American Engagement on Climate Continues [Report]

According to a new analysis of the Global Warming’s Six Americas surveys, there was a sharp decline in public engagement from the fall of 2008 to January 2010, and a gradual rebound starting in June 2010. The rebound in public engagement has continued: the Alarmed, Concerned and Cautious audience segments once again comprise 70% of […]

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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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Climate Change: Public Skeptical, Scientists Sure

Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University Project on Center for Climate Change Communication believes the reason only 13% of the public is aware a strong majority of scientists agree climate change is occurring and caused largely by human activity is because many scientists don’t attempt to directly inform the public, while the media continues to present […]

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American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

American Teens’ Knowledge of Climate Change

The new report "American Teens' Knowledge on Climate Change" by Yale Project on Climate Change Communication found that teens aged 13-17 have "important gaps in knowledge and common misconceptions on climate change." Teens are 9% behind adults on believing in climate change and only 29% have thought a lot or some about global warming, but […]

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