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CCL conference keynote: Climate opinion by the numbers

by Flannery Keck, Citizens’ Climate Lobby At CCL’s national conference in D.C. earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz delivered a keynote chock full of statistics that illustrate the climate conversation happening in America. Dr. Leiserowitz is the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and senior research scientist at the School of Forestry […]

Personal stories to inspire climate policy

Do you have a personal story about climate impacts? Jane Bender, President of the Board for The Climate Center, along with a group of climate activists, has been meeting with California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s legislative aides to strategize how they can help the Senator in efforts to move good climate policy forward. The aides say that […]

Climate Science teacher overcomes a stubborn obstacle: students

by Amy Harmon, New York Times WELLSTON, Ohio — To Gwen Beatty, a junior at the high school in this proud, struggling, Trump-supporting town, the new science teacher’s lessons on climate change seemed explicitly designed to provoke her. So she provoked him back. When the teacher, James Sutter, ascribed the recent warming of the Earth […]

U.S. Department of Energy touts producing renewables yourself

The below information is posted on the U.S. Department of Energy’s website. This message might hold appeal for conservatives who value energy independence and choice. Consumer vs. Prosumer: What’s the Difference? by Daron Christopher, US Department of Energy Learn more about the Grid Modernization Initiative Most of us have been consuming electricity from the grid the […]

Use this research-backed message to talk about climate change and health with anyone

by the Climate Reality Project The key is to use simple, clear messages, repeated often, by a variety of trusted sources. The climate crisis is complicated. And it’s hard to talk about. Never-ending headlines with bad news. Some form of extreme weather is happening somewhere in the world at any given time. Glaciers and polar ice are rapidly […]

The crazy scale of human carbon emission

by Caleb A. Scharf, Scientific American Want some perspective on how much carbon dioxide human activity produces? Here it is. A major question in astrobiology is how we’ll measure and interpret the atmospheric composition of any Earth-analog worlds we find out among the exoplanets. We pretty much know the technical requirements: big telescopes, excellent spectroscopic instruments, […]

Tea Party conservative explains how to win over Republicans on renewable energy

“This earth is not a Republican earth. It’s not a Democrat earth.”

Climate denial: why climate change is the global crisis that no one talks about

by Jock Gilchrist As a former neuroscience student, it irks me that the media loves to justify our human tendencies by our brain wiring. Why are humans social creatures? It’s our brain wiring. Why do we respond positively to confident people? Brain wiring. Why is it easy to be distracted and hard to focus? Brain wiring. […]

Doctors’ group: climate change threatens public health across the nation

by Sabrina Shankman, Inside Climate News As a source of information people trust, doctors believe they can help people understand that climate change is impacting health across the country right now. Pediatrician Samantha Ahdoot may not use the words “climate change” when she’s talking to her patients and their parents in Alexandria, Va., but she’s […]

The geography of American climate confusion: a visual guide

By John D. Sutter, CNN John D. Sutter is a columnist for CNN Opinion who focuses on climate change and social justice. Follow him on Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook or subscribe to his email newsletter. (CNN)Climate change may seem like a complicated issue, but it’s actually simple if you understand five key facts, according to […]