Before you do anything else..you might think about Grist’s fabulous article about how to talk to a climate skeptic..

Talking Climate

Talking Climate

Although contested by many climate deniers, 97% of the world’s climate-related scientific studies have determined that climate change is real and humans are primarily responsible. John Cook first published this finding in 2013, and new findings now show that 99.9% of climate-related scientific studies demonstrate that climate change is real.

What scientists believe and what regular Americans believe, however, continues to differ.

Politics began to play a role early on. In November, 2009, a Washington Post poll revealed that the percentage of Americans who believe global warming is happening dipped from 80% to 72%. In that article, reporter  Juliet Eilperin explained, “The increase in climate skepticism is driven largely by a shift within the GOP. Since its peak 3 1/2 years ago, belief that climate change is happening is down sharply among Republicans -- 76 to 54 percent -- and independents -- 86 to 71 percent. It dipped more modestly among Democrats, from 92 to 86 percent. A majority of respondents still support legislation to cap emissions and trade pollution allowances, by 53 to 42 percent.” By February 2022, with polling still at 72%, Yale published a detailed and highly interactive Climate Opinion Map detailing how climate change beliefs vary across the country. Another poll, in May 2022, reported that only 40% of registered voters consider climate change to be “a very important issue “ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Of those, “6 in 10 registered Democrats say the climate crisis will be a very important factor when they decide who to vote for in November. By contrast, global warming is near or at the bottom of congressional voting priorities among Republicans,” says the study.

Unfortunately, billions of dollars have been poured into misinformation campaigns to inhibit climate change progress and America remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels with record profits being posted in the summer of 2022 by Exxon and other major fossil fuel corporations.  The prominence of denialism in our national conversation about climate change is a product of these campaigns and continues to stall progress. CCR has created a page focused on GREENWASHING.

What is the first thing we need to do to address climate change? Simple: we need to understand it, accept the science, and act. This section provides news and resources to help you understand, accept, and communicate with people who are still skeptical about the reality of climate change. You might want to start with a 2019 video from Climate Crocks.

Accurate information is the foundation of a functioning democracy. A website called Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. It is highly recommended if you find yourself unclear about something you have read in this time of so much misinformation.

There is also:
•  an awesome history answering the questions of “What did we know and when did we know it?” found at NASA.
•  a good quiz from the Washington Post.
•  a game developed by scientist John Cook called crankyuncle, using cartoons and critical thinking to fight misinformation used by climate change deniers. (Also available as a Teacher’s Guide)

CURRENT NEWS

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Carbon dioxide levels rising ‘faster than ever’ amid unprecedented heat: Report

By Saul Elbein 06/06/24
Levels of planet-heating carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere are rising “faster than ever,” according to a report published Thursday. That spells serious disruption for the climate in decades to come — even as human…
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The Failure Of The United Nation’s Annual COP Meetings

By Dan Lennon 05/27/24
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or UNFCCC was formed in 1994 as a venue for member nations to negotiate and reach agreements on climate change policies and actions. It holds annual meetings…
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Trump’s corrupt offer to Big Oil executives almost entirely ignored in top local newspapers and TV markets in battleground states

By Allison Fisher & Rob Savillo 05/17/24
The Washington Post published an exclusive story on May 9 about a dinner at Mar-a-Lago last month in which presumptive Republican 2024 nominee Donald Trump reportedly promised to reverse President Joe Biden's actions on climate…
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How Oil Companies Manipulate Journalists

By Molly Taft 05/15/24
Kill the story.” That’s what Alan Jeffers, a media relations manager at ExxonMobil, told the Houston bureau chief of Reuters in October 2016, about a year after InsideClimate News, the Los Angeles Times, and Columbia…
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How to visualise Climate Change

By Dr.Adam Levy 05/01/24
Climate change is everywhere. And when something's everywhere it can feel like it's nowhere. So how do we get our heads around something so huge and abstract - whether it's thinking about extreme weather, or…
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New internal Big Oil documents just dropped

By Emily Atkin and Arielle Samuelson 04/30/24
In 2021, Congressional Democrats subpoenaed Big Oil for internal documents detailing the industry’s role in worsening the climate crisis. Some of the documents have already been released. But today, we got some more. The internal…
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Are Pollsters Getting Climate Change Wrong?

By Jeva Lange 04/22/24
In March, as it has since 1939, Gallup asked Americans what they thought was the most important problem facing the country. Just 2% of respondents said “environment/pollution/climate change” — fewer than those who said “poor…
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Global climate progress, global coral bleaching, and the 25,000 conversation challenge

04/22/24
Monday is Earth Day, but really – isn’t every day? Half the oxygen we breathe comes from phytoplankton and seaweed in the ocean, and the other half comes from plants and trees. All our food,…
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Biden Won’t Let Unfair Trade Undercut US Clean Energy, Podesta Says

By Jennifer A Dlouhy 04/17/24
The US is committed to safeguarding its investments in domestic clean energy manufacturing, even as China builds excess production capacity, White House climate adviser John Podesta said Tuesday.
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Al Gore’s policy checklist for reaching net zero

By Leah Garden & Elsa Wenzel 04/16/24
Companies have the power to reach "true net zero" by midcentury, according to former vice president Al Gore, if they "stop using the sky as an open sewer. We've got to get to true net…
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Gore criticizes carbon capture

By Marie J. French And Ry Rivard 04/15/24
Former Vice President Al Gore is deeply skeptical of technologies to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. “It’s a fraud,” Gore said during a Saturday speech in New York City to his network of climate…
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Dimon Calls Push to Stop All Oil and Gas Enormously Naïve

By Ruth Liao 04/08/24
Jamie Dimon said US delays of liquefied natural gas projects were done for political reasons to pacify those who believe oil and gas projects should simply be stopped — a position he calls “wrong” and…
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KEY RESOURCES

Causes of climate change

04/22/24
Burning fossil fuels, cutting down forests and farming livestock are increasingly influencing the climate and the earth’s temperature.

Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2023

01/23/24
Estimated % of adults who think global warming is happening (nat'l avg. 72%), 2023

How to talk about climate with family

01/04/24
Here are a few tips for making small talk on a big issue.

Climate communication: 10 research-backed tips

09/25/23
Emphasize near-term health benefits of climate-change mitigation measures. For example: Everyone will breathe cleaner, healthier air as we transition away from fossil fuels.

The 97% consensus on global warming

05/18/23
What is consensus? In science, it's when the vast majority of specialists agree about a basic, well-established principle. Thus, astronomers agree that the Earth orbits around the Sun. Biologists accept that tadpoles hatch out from…

An A to Z Of Fossil Fuel Industry Deception

05/10/23
This year has brought new evidence of what major fossil fuel companies knew and when about the role their products play in climate change, as well as what they did in spite of what they…

F o s s i l Fuel Finance Report 2022

04/03/23
n a year that saw unprecedented attention to banks’ role in driving climate change, one of the most important developments flew largely under the radar: La Banque Postale — a major French bank with $901.7…

AR6 Synthesis Report Climate Change 2023

03/20/23
This Synthesis Report (SYR) of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation, based on the peer-reviewed scientific,…

2022 Special Report: Trust and Climate Change

11/02/22
As climate fears worsen and government, business, and media are not trusted to do what is necessary to respond, our research shows there is a path forward to earn support and engagement with climate action.…

Climate Change 2021The Physical Science Basis Summary for Policymakers

08/02/22
This Summary for Policymakers (SPM) presents key findings of the Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)1

THE FUTURE OF CREATIVITY IS CLEAN.

02/21/22
The biggest part of any creative company’s carbon footprint is the work you do for your clients. One campaign for a fossil fuel client can undo all of an agency’s sustainability gains.

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

11/06/21
The science of climate change is more solid and widely agreed upon than you might think. But the scope of the topic, as well as rampant disinformation, can make it hard to separate fact from…

From Carbon Capture To Carbon Tax, A Guide To Climate Change Jargon Ahead Of COP26

10/27/21
With the UN climate conference COP26 on the horizon, headlines, taglines, and political speeches are about to be filled with acronyms and jargon.

Fossil Fuels Are Driving the Climate Crisis

08/09/21
Fossil Free Media strengthens the movement to end fossil fuels through creative communications. Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can support your work.

Disinformation Techniques: A Glossary

06/01/21
From war to cigarettes, guns to GMOs to global warming, there are really only a handful of techniques that have been deployed over the past 125 years or so to shape and control public opinion,…

OED and The Climate Connection: taking the temperature

05/27/21
The Climate Connection (#TheClimateConnection) is a new podcast series from the British Council which explores the relationship between the climate crisis and language education. In partnership with Oxford University Press, and featuring a selection of…

Understanding and countering misinformation about climate change

04/09/21
While there is overwhelming scientific agreement on climate change, the public have become polarized over fundamental questions such as human-caused global warming. Communication strategies to reduce polarization rarely address the underlying cause: ideologically-driven misinformation disseminated…

Debunking Handbook 2020

04/08/21
The Debunking Handbook 2020 summarises the current state of the science of misinformation and its debunking. It was written by a team of 22 prominent scholars of misinformation and its debunking, and it represents the…

Climate Insights 2020: Synthesis Report

03/21/21
The synthesis report of the Climate Insights 2020 survey, a joint effort to examine American attitudes on climate change by researchers at Stanford University, Resources for the Future, and ReconMR, provides insight into what Americans…

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

02/10/21
The graph, updated daily, shows as individual points daily and hourly mean CO2 for the last 31 days. Daily average CO2 values are computed from selected hourly values that satisfy 'background' conditions, i.e. stability and…

Assessing ExxonMobil’s climate change communications (1977–2014)

10/01/20
This paper assesses whether ExxonMobil Corporation has in the past misled the general public about climate change.

Climate Change History

09/09/20
Climate change is the long-term alteration in Earth’s climate and weather patterns. It took nearly a century of research and data to convince the vast majority of the scientific community that human activity could alter…

Climate Feedback

04/20/20
Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. Our goal is to help readers know which news to trust.

Katharine Hayhoe Encourages Conversations to Build a Climate of Hope

12/20/19
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe advises those feeling hopeless about climate change to think about who you are and what you value. Whether you are a parent, a churchgoer, a Rotary Club member or a birder,…

Talking climate handbook – how to have a climate change conversation

12/08/19
Having conversations about climate change in our daily lives plays a huge role in creating social change. We take our cues about what’s important from what we hear our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours talking…

Climate Central

11/19/19
Extreme Weather Videos

Course: Making Sense of Climate Science Denial

05/17/19
Climate change is real, so why the controversy and debate? Learn to make sense of the science and to respond to climate change denial with this free online course.

Get The Facts Out on climate change and tell deniers to #GTFO

06/19/19
Climate deniers are still finding new and creative ways to stick their heads in the sand and follow the fossil fuel industry’s playbook by insisting that climate change isn’t happening, or that humans aren’t to…

Climate Disinformation Database

06/19/19
Welcome to the DeSmog Climate Disinformation Research Database where you can search and browse our extensive research on the individuals and organizations that have helped to delay and distract the public and our elected leaders…

The Psychology of Climate Change Communication

06/19/19
A Guide for Scientists, Journalists, Educators, Political Aides, and the Interested Public

Let’s Talk Climate: A How-To Guide

05/20/19
You know that the science on climate change is clear. But less than half of us talk about it with family and friends—and we can’t fix what we don’t talk about. Check out our how-to…

How to Understand and Talk About Climate Change – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

10/22/18
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently produced a report showing that the world needs to cut carbon pollution far more quickly than current rates to avoid severe consequences. But how can the global community…

Climate change science comeback strategies

07/26/18
Steering conversations with people adamantly resistant to accepting climate science. Here are four strategies, each from a distinctly different point of view, each penned by an expert, each useful in either a face-to-face conversation or…

How Big Oil Lost Control of Its Climate Misinformation Campaign

12/22/17
A campaign of climate misinformation has been running into America for decades now, largely funded by the fossil fuel industry. Now, the campaign has only become more extreme, and as some of its earliest leaders…

15 ways to powerfully communicate climate change solutions politics

05/05/15
Should campaigners be publishing in more local languages, or pushing for climate change to be taught at school? Our panel share their suggestions for the best ways to promote positive action.

12 tools for communicating climate change more effectively

07/06/15
12 Tools for Communicating Climate Change" from will help you take your first step to advance your communication skills.

How to Talk to a Science Denier Without Arguing

12/17/17
Scientific American also has a very helpful guide to engaging climate skeptics in productive discussion. They even came up with an acronym for the steps you should take: EGRIP.

Global Warming’s 6 Americas

11/01/16
This project from Yale Program on Climate Change Communication debunks a myth held pretty unanimously throughout the US: that people are either climate change believers or deniers. In fact, Americans can be grouped according to…

Global Warming and Climate Change Myths

06/24/16
A highlight of John Cook’s fabulous blog, Skeptical Science, this page lists out the most common myths that have been disseminated about climate change and global warming, along with the appropriate, science-based responses.

DeSmog Blog

07/26/18
DeSmog Blog has a disinformation database that tracks individuals and organizations spreading climate skepticism and tracks their funding sources and actions. They also provide reporting on new trends in misinformation efforts.

Skeptical Science

07/26/18
Skeptical Science provides informed responses to climate deniers’ myths. This is the best place to start improving your climate communication skills.

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

07/26/18
Yale’s Program on Climate Change Communication conducts and publishes research on effective approaches to communicating about climate change. They can answer important questions like: What kind of people listen to what kind of information? How…

Fossil Fueled Foolery: An Illustrated Primer on the Top 10 Manipulation Tactics of the Fossil Fuel Industry

04/01/19
The NAACP’s mission is to uphold and defend civil and human rights. Accordingly, we are duty-bound to confront corporations wielding power to manipulate systems and oppress communities to the detriment of the sustainability of the…

MORE NEWS

Clean energy in Texas, wildfire and flood in Canada and Russia, and how to engage your elected officials

04/04/24  
I didn’t anticipate how incredibly awe-inspiring a total eclipse would be, when the last fraction of the moon slipped over the sun and all you could see was the corona. It reminded me how powerfully…
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Rebutting 33 False Claims About Solar, Wind, and Electric Vehicles

By Jacob Elkin and Matthew Eisenson   04/03/24  
Achieving the United States’ ambitious emissions reduction goals depends in large part on the rapid adoption of wind and solar energy and the electrification of consumer vehicles. However, misinformation and coordinated disinformation about renewable energy…
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Big Oil clouded the science on extreme weather. Now it faces a reckoning

By Emily Sanders   04/02/24  
When Bucks County, Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit last week against major oil and gas companies for climate damages, Commissioner Chair Diane Ellis-Marseglia pointed to “unprecedented weather events here in Bucks County that have repeatedly put…
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The Oil and Gas Industry Wants ‘Energy Transition’ to Mean More Fossil Fuels

By Justin Worland   03/22/24  
When I first started attending CERAWeek by S&P Global, perhaps the world’s most influential energy conference, many attendees treated the phrase “energy transition” almost as a dirty word or the butt of a joke. This…
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Biden’s Climate Agenda Is Actually Popular

By Robinson Meyer   03/14/24  
s President Joe Biden prepares to run for re-election, one fact has eluded much notice: His climate change policies are pretty popular. In an exclusive Heatmap poll of 1,000 Americans conducted by Benenson Strategy Group…
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Biden’s climate chief says clean energy spending is winning over Americans

By Josh Siegel   03/07/24  
Climate activists accuse President Joe Biden of doing too little to move the U.S. away from fossil fuels. Polls show that many voters don’t know about Biden’s biggest green initiatives. But the president’s top climate…
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The most epic (and literal) gaslighting of all time

By Bill MCKibben   03/05/24  
I’m listening to John Coltrane through my headphones as I type, in an effort to stay calm enough that I don’t just start sputtering. You might want to do likewise as you read.
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The first museum in the U.S. dedicated to the climate crisis.

02/27/24  
Contending with the climate crisis at scale requires a transformation of our public culture. The Climate Museum mobilizes the power of arts and cultural programming to accelerate this crucial shift toward climate dialogue and action,…
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Hot Take: Fixing Media Is a Climate Solution

By Amy Westervelt   02/24/24  
If you don't work in media, perhaps it has escaped your attention that several hundred reporters have already been laid off this year in the U.S. alone. Just off the top of my head (and…
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Americans’ Climate Concerns: What The Data Shows

By Samantha Carcache   02/22/24  
Climate change remains a critical global issue with far-reaching implications for our planet's future. In our most recent nationwide omnibus survey, we sought to gauge the extent of Americans' concerns regarding climate change and their…
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This museum wants you to fight Big Oil

By Emily Sanders   02/22/24  
Tucked away between rows of luxury fashion and beauty stores in Manhattan’s SoHo shopping district, the Climate Museum has the quality of being hidden in plain sight. Stepping inside, I wondered if passersby might feel…
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A Slap Shot Against Climate Denial

By Michael E. Mann and Peter J. Fontaine   02/15/24  
The climate is warming. Polar ice is melting, glaciers are receding, the chemistry of the ocean is becoming dangerously acidic, sea levels are rising. All of this and more are consequences of the greenhouse gases…
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Nearly 15% of Americans don’t believe climate change is real, study finds

By Aliya Uteuova   02/14/24  
Nearly 15% of Americans don’t believe climate change is real, a new study out of the University of Michigan reveals – shedding light on the highly polarized attitude toward global warming. Additionally, denialism is highest…
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Climate Change Is No Laughing Matter. Or Is It?

By Hilary Howard   02/10/24  
In 2017, Rollie Williams was a struggling comedian when he came across a copy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” Al Gore’s book on climate change. While a New York Times review describes the book as “lucid,…
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Famed climate scientist wins million-dollar verdict against right-wing bloggers

By Dino Grandoni   02/08/24  
Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist, won his long-standing legal battle against two right-wing bloggers who claimed that he manipulated data in his research and compared him to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, a major…
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How can churches help build community for the climate movement?

By Dana R. Fisher   02/08/24  
Much has been made of the efforts by climate activists on TikTok. But in order to succeed, the climate movement will have to build community, not only through social media, but through existing community-based institutions…
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Susan Atkinson: Climate change is not just a risk for our grandkids

By Susan Atkinson   02/07/24  
Young people are often the most vocal and concerned population regarding climate change, but it is increasingly becoming an issue for those of us age 50 and older.
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This is the year of the climate election. Journalists should cover it that way | Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

By John Crace   02/07/24  
Fact one: more voters face national elections in 2024 than ever before in recorded history – about 4 billion people, nearly half the human population.
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Gore: ‘We’ve got to stop using the sky as an open sewer’

02/04/24  
Eco-activist and former VP Al Gore says "we've got to switch away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible" if we want to save our planet from catastrophic climate change.
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Can New Denialism Upend Climate Mitigation Efforts?

By Taylor Connelly   02/01/24  
For years, human-induced climate change has been a controversial topic, despite heaps of scientific evidence proving its existence. In the past, climate change deniers have used the rhetoric of simply denying that climate change was…
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Climate Opinion Map Highlights

By Anthony Leiserowitz   01/29/24  
The new 2023 maps show that a majority of Americans in every state are think that global warming is happening (72% nationally) and majorities in all but six states think that global warming is human-caused…
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Democrats Say Biden Hasn’t ‘Made the Case’ on Climate Despite Achievements

By Lisa Friedman   01/27/24  
President Biden has done more than any president to tackle climate change, but strategists are grappling with an uncomfortable fact: Voters don’t seem to know it. Mr. Biden has orchestrated the biggest ever federal investment…
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Climate Change Has Broad Repercussions

By Joseph Finora   01/25/24  
“Climate change is already here and our weather has already changed,” noted Stony Brook University Associate Provost for Climate and Sustainability Kevin Reed when asked what eastern Long Island residents can expect when it comes…
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Jane Goodall only wants one thing

By David Gelles   01/23/24  
When I caught up with Jane Goodall in 2019, she was calling on consumers and businesses to make responsible choices and protect the natural world.
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Data Dump: Oil and Gas Spills

By Jonathan P. Thompson   01/19/24  
Last week, a wind turbine collapsed and caught fire at a utility-scale power facility in eastern Colorado. No one was injured, the rest of the facility was fine, and the fire didn’t spread. Nevertheless, it…
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The 1.5-degree climate goal may be ‘deader than a doornail,’ and scientists are bitterly divided over it

By Laura Paddison   01/18/24  
For years, the fight against climate change has been symbolized by one number: 1.5 Ever since countries agreed in 2015 to an ambition of restricting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the…
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Yes, it’s cold. Yes, the planet’s still warming.

By Derrick Z. Jackson   01/18/24  
It’s become a familiar pattern by now. Every cold snap that grips the nation brings with it a bunch of hot air from conservative politicians who seize on subzero temperatures and declare global warming a…
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Climate Coach : Down-to-earth advice for life on our changing planet.

By Michael J. Coren   01/15/24  
Welcome. This week, crowdsourcing ticks and the whales are back. But first, the winning message on climate.
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Solution Deniers

By Jenny Noble   01/11/24  
“I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. They kill the birds.” — a former U.S. president. When a dead humpback whale washed up on a New Jersey beach in 2022 —…
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Big Oil Is Weaponizing The First Amendment

By Emily Sanders   01/10/24  
For years, the fossil fuel industry has maintained that the First Amendment protects its right to mislead the public about the climate crisis, but that criticism and protest of its operations violates the law. Now,…
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S9, Ep3 | The Next Citizens United Will Be a Climate Case

01/09/24  
In more than 30 climate cases making their way through U.S. courts today, oil companies are using an argument they've been laying the legal groundwork for since the 1970s: that since everything they've ever said…
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Scientists Are Already Bracing for Record-Breaking Heat in 2024

By Zahra Hirji, Olivia Rudgard, and Brian Kahn   01/09/24  
This year will be hot. Very hot. So hot that some experts are already predicting it may beat 2023 as the hottest year in recorded history. Climate change is, of course, primarily responsible. Burning fossil…
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The law firm helping Big Oil weaponize the First Amendment

By Emily Sanders   01/05/24  
For years, the fossil fuel industry has maintained that the First Amendment protects its right to mislead the public about the climate crisis, but that criticism and protest of its operations violates the law. Now,…
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What To Pay Attention to If You Want to Understand Climate and Business In 2024

By Justin Worland   01/05/24  
The private sector role in addressing climate change has evolved over the years with some players enthusiastically jumping in and others standing on the sidelines largely ignoring it. But that latter position has become increasingly…
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Is climate change speeding up? Here’s what the science says.

By Chris Mooney and Shannon Osaka   12/26/23  
For the past several years, a small group of scientists has warned that sometime early this century, the rate of global warming — which has remained largely steady for decades — might accelerate. Temperatures could…
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COP, Look, Listen

12/18/23  
Welcome back to the final COP, LOOK, LISTEN of 2023. Before leaving you to well-earned breaks and festivity, here’s our round up of headlines from the summit, plus what to expect next year...
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CNN poll: Large majority of US adults and half of Republicans agree with Biden’s goal to slash climate pollution

By Ella Nilsen and Ariel Edwards-Levy   12/08/23  
Nearly two-thirds of US adults say they are worried about the threat of climate change in their communities, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. More than half are worried about the impact…
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We need power to prescribe climate policy, IPCC scientists say

By Arthur Neslen   12/07/23  
Senior climate experts are calling for an overhaul of the structure and powers of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in despair at the slow pace of climate action.
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Older Voters Are Second Only to Young People in Share of ‘Climate Voters,’ New Study Shows

By Marianne Lavelle   12/05/23  
On the front line of the drive for U.S. political action on climate, the youth movement has had a largely unsung partner—one with more experience, greater resources and often, ample time to devote to the…
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The surprisingly simple way to convince people to go green

By Michael J. Coren   12/05/23  
Your decision to buy that heat pump or induction stove might feel like it came after much deliberation and research. You might want to thank your friends and family. Your trusted inner circle is one…
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COP28 Needs Less Talk and More Action

By The Editorial Board   12/05/23  
In 2015, the world’s governments declared a collective ambition: to limit the rise in global temperatures to just 1.5 degrees Celsius. Since then, two things have become clear. First, the costs of exceeding that threshold…
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UN Declares 2023 Hottest Year Ever as Crucial Climate Summit Starts

By Laura Millan   11/30/23  
This is the warmest year recorded in human history, UN Secretary-General António Guterres tells delegates at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai.
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Weather experts in Midwest say climate change reporting brings burnout and threats

By Elizabeth Rembert   11/29/23  
Chris Gloninger was excited to start his new job as chief meteorologist at KCCI, a TV station in Des Moines, when he moved to Iowa from Boston in 2021. Gloninger had extensive experience — more…
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Denial is over. Climate change is happening. But why do we still act like it’s not?

By Celeste Young and Roger Jones   11/20/23  
The damage done by climate change is systemic and pervasive, resonating through our communities, economies and environments. It manifests in many ways, from empty spaces in supermarket shelves to houses left unlivable after floods, anxious…
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It’s So Hot

By Bill McKibben   11/19/23  
Yesterday, Nov. 18, 2023, the planet’s temperature went past the 2.0 degree Celsius barrier for the first time. It’s temporary—but it’s a terrible reminder that we’re now in the desperate end game for global warming.…
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Moving Past Climate Denial

By Amy Westervelt   11/17/23  
The history of climate denial is such a gripping story, isn't it? Some distinct group of people knew that society was on a collision course with nature, had the information needed to course-correct and instead…
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Exxon Urges the World to ‘Get Real’ on Climate Change

By Kevin Crowley   11/16/23  
Riding high on $65 billion worth of recent acquisitions and a 60% share-price rally during the past two years, Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods delivered a tough message to government officials and…
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To Win the Climate Change Messaging War, Tell a New Story

By Dave Bates   11/14/23  
This summer was the hottest in the history of record keeping. Over the past year, the climate crisis has led to catastrophic wildfires, dangerous air quality, scores of heat-related deaths and torrential flooding throughout the…
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Column: Want people to understand climate change? Pay the experts

By Sammy Roth   11/14/23  
UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain is tired of working for free. In a series of posts last week on the social media site formerly known as Twitter, Swain — who has been quoted in The…
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In a Warming World, Clean Energy Stocks Fall While Oil Prospers

By Jeff Sommer   11/03/23  
Heat, drought, flood and famine. Evidence of climate change is all around us. If the planet is to avoid even more severe consequences from global warming, the world’s leading energy agency says, consumption of oil,…
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