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

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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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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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

Climate Change in the American Mind: Politics & Policy, Spring 2023

By Anthony Leiserowitz and others   06/28/23  
More than half of registered voters (54%) think global warming should be a high or very high priority for the president and Congress (refer to data tables, p. 30). This includes a large majority of…
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Enabling Fossil Fuel Addiction: It’s About More Than Money

06/23/23  
A new climate case was filed this week. Multnomah County, the Oregon county that includes Portland, filed suit against several oil majors for their role in exacerbating the climate change that led to the county's…
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Iowa meteorologist Chris Gloninger quits 18-year career after death threat over climate coverage

By Li Cohen   06/22/23  
Chris Gloninger has spent nearly two decades reporting on the weather and the climate crisis. But on Wednesday, he resigned, citing numerous harassing emails and even a death threat over his reporting. Gloninger, the chief…
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How the Canadian wildfire smoke could shift Americans’ views on climate

By Justine McDaniel   06/11/23  
As climate change dropped its calling card on the East Coast last week in the form of thick, dangerous smoke, millions of Americans and Canadians shared the jarring experience — forced to retreat indoors, cancel…
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Boiling Point: Where’s the urgency?

By Sammy Roth   06/06/23  
Americans are worried about climate change, and they want political leaders to do something about it.
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Is That Climate Change? The Science of Extreme Event Attribution

06/01/23  
Climate change attribution is the study of whether, or to what degree, human influence may have contributed to extreme climate or weather events. Scientists can now estimate whether human activities have influenced extreme weather or…
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Students and Faculty at Ohio State Respond to a Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate Policies

By Dan Gearino   05/31/23  
Keely Fisher chose to pursue her Ph.D. at Ohio State University because she wanted to learn about climate change from a world-class faculty. The problem has nothing to do with Ohio State and everything to…
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘No one gives a s— about’ climate change — this is what it should be called instead

By Catherine Clifford   05/30/23  
Arnold Schwarzenegger says the global effort to mitigate the effects of climate change is being crippled by its fundamental communication problem. “As long as they keep talking about global climate change, they are not gonna…
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Climate change calls for cuts in carbon emissions. These US companies are leading the way.

By Elizabeth Weise   05/24/23  
Industry produces 23% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which makes cleaning up businesses a crucial part of the fight against climate change. Evaluating such efforts is complex and daunting, requiring deep dives into multiple, sometimes…
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Faster Than Expected: Why Climate Scientists Are So Scared

By Alan Urban   05/18/23  
“Climate scientists are all a bunch of lying doomsayers! They’re just trying to scare you so they can get more funding, enact a carbon tax, control your life, create a socialist dictatorship, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…”
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Environmentalists are behind the times. And need to catch up fast.

By Arnold Schwarzenegger   05/16/23  
People ask me why I’m always smiling at environmental events. When I look back at the past 20 years and see how far we’ve come in California, how could I not smile?
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Many Americans believe that climate change is mostly caused by human activity, but few report making changes to help limit it

By Christopher Moessner and Jennifer Berg   05/04/23  
Washington DC, May 04, 2023—New Ipsos polling finds Americans are split on what is causing climate change—if it is happening at all, something that hasn’t changed in the past five years. Yet, among Americans who…
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Go Green, Then ‘Go Dark’?

By Ephrat Livni   04/21/23  
Some companies are keeping quiet about their sustainability initiatives, aiming to shield themselves from blowback from the right and the left....
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What the data says about Americans’ views of climate change

By Alec Tyson, Cary Funk and Brian Kennedy   04/18/23  
A recent report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has underscored the need for international action to avoid increasingly severe climate impacts in the years to come. Steps outlined in the report,…
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The Great Gas Lock-In

04/14/23  
Long before Putin invaded Ukraine, the U.S. fossil fuel industry was preparing to turn Russian aggression into a boon for the gas industry. For months leading up to the invasion, the industry was busy highlighting…
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The Real Reason Big Oil Wants Climate Cases at the Supreme Court

04/07/23  
For more than five years now, fossil fuel companies have been arguing that the more than two dozen climate liability cases filed against them by counties, cities and states across the country belong in federal…
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Exxon’s Climate Opponents Were Infiltrated by Massive Hacking-for-Hire Operation

By Christopher M. Matthews   03/29/23  
In the midst of perpetrating what federal prosecutors say was a massive corporate hacking campaign, Israeli private detective Aviram Azari in 2017 received welcome news.
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He Wanted to Unclog Cities. Now He’s ‘Public Enemy No. 1.’

By Tiffany Hsu   03/28/23  
For most of his 40-year career, Carlos Moreno, a scientist and business professor in Paris, worked in relative peace.
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Wash, blow dry and 1.5 degrees please: hairdressers trained to talk about climate action

By Graham Readfearn   03/25/23  
A salon in Sydney is spearheading workshops for hairdressers on how to steer small talk about the weather into conversations about global heatingGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastInside…
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Why Optimism Can’t Fix Our Climate Politics

By Kate Aronoff   03/24/23  
The release of a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this week has provoked a new round of discussion about how best to talk about the dire crisis it describes. Climate scientist…
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Climate Change Is Speeding Toward Catastrophe. The Next Decade Is Crucial, U.N. Panel Says

By Brad Plumer   03/21/23  
Earth is likely to cross a critical threshold for global warming within the next decade, and nations will need to make an immediate and drastic shift away from fossil fuels to prevent the planet from…
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Why seniors are blocking entrances to the four largest U.S. banks

By Maxine Joselow and Vanessa Montalbano   03/21/23  
Climate activists on Tuesday will protest four banks — Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Wells Fargo — that help finance the fossil fuel industry....
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A clear message from science

By Somini Sengupta   03/20/23  
“There is a rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a livable and sustainable future for all (very high confidence).” This is the most striking sentence in a 37-page summary, issued today, of the latest…
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Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late

By Fiona Harvey   03/20/23  
Scientists have delivered a “final warning” on the climate crisis, as rising greenhouse gas emissions push the world to the brink of irrevocable damage that only swift and drastic action can avert.
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World is on brink of catastrophic warming, U.N. climate change report says

By Sarah Kaplan   03/20/23  
The world is likely to pass a dangerous temperature threshold within the next 10 years, pushing the planet past the point of catastrophic warming — unless nations drastically transform their economies and immediately transition away…
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The poignant music of melting ice: have a listen

By Grayson Haver Currin   03/16/23  
Scientists and musicians are recording the sounds of unfreezing water to document and predict the effects of climate change. Can their work help slow it, too?...
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New Poll Shows Surprising Point Of Consensus For Voters From Across The Political Spectrum — ‘broad Majorities’ Agree

By Rachel McGlasson   03/16/23  
A new poll from Colorado College has found that voters in some predominantly red western states are overwhelmingly in support of clean energy and conservation initiatives, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Former House Oversight chairwoman breaks silence on Big Oil probe

By Maxine Joselow   03/08/23  
Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Happy International Women’s Day and happy hump day. Today we’re reading about why airlines want to charge you for flying on french-fry oil. 🍟
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Memo exposes Bush’s new green strategy

By Oliver Burkeman   03/04/23  
The US Republican party is changing tactics on the environment, avoiding "frightening" phrases such as global warming, after a confidential party memo warned that it is the domestic issue on which George Bush is most…
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Environmental Auditors Approve Green Labels for Products Linked to Deforestation and Authoritarian Regimes

By Scilla Alecci   03/01/23  
Major environmental auditing firms ignore or fail to recognize glaring environmental damage caused by loggers and other clients whose practices they certify as sustainable, undercutting an elaborate global system meant to fight forest destruction and…
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Energy Department exploring clean natural gas designation

By Zack Colman and Ben Lefebrve   02/24/23  
The Energy Department is exploring a plan to offer a government endorsement for natural gas that meets a minimum standard for cleanliness — a move aimed at helping U.S. gas producers maintain sales even as…
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Playing the climate numbers game

By Damian Carrington   02/23/23  
Numbers matter. They can tell you, in undeniable terms, things you may not really want to hear. In the UK, beef farmers often talk about how climate-friendly their product is, compared to beef from overseas…
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The Problem with Percentages

02/15/23  
At a young age I learned that global population was increasing and worried about whether there would be sufficient resources for all of the new mouths added each year. I was relieved when I learned…
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Explaining Climate Change, With a Little Tech Help

By Josh Ocampo   02/15/23  
Times Insider explains who we are and what we do and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Last fall, the Climate desk at The New York Times asked readers to submit their…
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Was Earth already heating up, or did global warming reverse a long-term cooling trend?

By Ellie Broadman and Darrell Kaufman   02/15/23  
Over the past century, the Earth’s average temperature has swiftly increased by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The evidence is hard to dispute. It comes from thermometers and other sensors around the world.
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It’s not about gas stoves

02/15/23  
The recent kerfuffle over gas stoves isn’t about gas stoves. If you’re not up to speed on the issue, it began when Richard Trumka, Jr., who sits on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, was…
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Plus, nearly half of the new clean energy jobs don’t require a bachelor’s degree, and most pay more than the national median salary.

Elizabeth Weise and Dinah Voyles Pulver   02/13/23  
Efforts to stop wind turbines off the Atlantic coast have a new mascot: the whale. A dozen New Jersey beach town mayors and several other groups now argue off-shore wind could be the cause of…
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This Scientist Was Fired for Her Activism. She Says It’s Not Going to Stop Her

By Angely Mercado   01/26/23  
Last April, Tennessee-based soil scientist Rose Abramoff was arrested after chaining herself to a White House fence. She was one of about 1,000 scientists around the world who engaged in civil disobedience that week, organized…
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Climatarian? Regenivore? New diets take aim at climate change

By Jennifer A. Kingson   01/26/23  
Move over, locavores: A slew of new labels — from "climavore" to "reducetarian" — reflect the trend of people eating with sustainability in mind to reduce their climate "foodprint."
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Meet the man who unwittingly triggered the war over gas stoves

By Maxine Joselow   01/26/23  
Until he became an unwitting flash point in the nation’s culture wars, Richard Trumka Jr. was little known to most Americans, despite being the son of a famous labor leader.
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Big Oil’s false advertising is not free speech

By Emily Sanders   01/24/23  
“Big Oil peddled the big lie,” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said last week following the release of a new study showing Exxon’s acute scientific understanding of climate change preceded its public denial. Facing ever-mounting…
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Don’t buy these myths about fossil fuels and renewable energy

By Karin Kirk   01/23/23  
Here’s the truth about American energy independence, the role of renewables, and more, explained in four simple graphs. The post Myths about fossil fuels and renewable energy are circulating again. Don’t buy them. appeared first…
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This is all the gas industry’s fault

By Emily Atkin   01/14/23  
It can be hard to fully appreciate the effect that fossil fuel industry marketing has had on shaping American culture and values—and thus how difficult it can be to undo its conditioning. But in the…
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Big climate solutions to watch in 2023

By Abbie Veitch   01/12/23  
As we all settle into the New Year, making (or if you’re like me, already abandoning) our 2023 resolutions, you as a climate-minded community may be thinking about what to look out for this year…
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The last 8 years were the hottest on record

By Henry Fountain and Mira Rojanasakul   01/10/23  
The world remained firmly in warming’s grip last year, with extreme summer temperatures in Europe, China and elsewhere contributing to 2022 being the fifth-hottest year on record, European climate researchers said on Tuesday.
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Evaluating the Terms Americans Use to Refer to “Carbon Emissions”

By Francis A. Commercon and Others   01/05/23  
The effectiveness of climate change communication depends in part on how people perceive common terms used to describe key climate concepts. In a mixed methods study (N = 2859), we examined affect, top-of-mind associations, beliefs, policy support,…
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Fossil Fuel Funding Fudges Climate Research

By Olivia Rosane   12/29/22  
Finding positive, scientifically sound solutions to the climate crisis is an urgent matter, so it should be encouraging to know that some of the world’s most prestigious research institutions are working on the problem. But…
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Fossil Fuel Funding Fudges Climate Research

By Olivia Rosane   12/29/22  
Finding positive, scientifically sound solutions to the climate crisis is an urgent matter, so it should be encouraging to know that some of the world’s most prestigious research institutions are working on the problem. But…
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The Rising Tide: Exploring the Effects of Climate Change and How To Mitigate Them

12/22/22  
Throughout 2022, The Express News Group has presented a monthly series on climate change, The Rising Tide, which concludes this week with a look back on the threats that have been identified and the mitigation…
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GOP plans “collusion” probe into climate groups

By Jael Holzman   12/16/22  
House Republicans want to launch investigations into a baseless claim that China and Russia unduly influence U.S. climate activism.
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