Earth to Congress: Who will lead on climate?

After suffering this year from the quadruple blow of Harvey-Irma-Jose-Maria, record breaking temperatures in California and Arizona, and fires that ravaged more than 8 million acres in the West, including the shocking new megafire phenomenon that Northern California just endured, it is high time for full scale climate leadership. By this I mean far more […]

CliFi – A new way to talk about climate change

by John Abraham, The Guardian Cli-Fi refers to “climate fiction;” it is a term coined by journalist Dan Bloom. These are fictional books that somehow or someway bring real climate change science to the reader. What is really interesting is that Cli-Fi books often present real science in a credible way. They become fun teaching tools. […]

The most effective individual steps to decrease one’s carbon footprint

by James Ayre, Clean Technica What are the most effective ways for an individual to reduce their carbon footprint? Oftentimes when people discuss the need to “do something” to avoid extreme anthropogenic climate change, the focus is entirely on actions that could be taken on the national, global, or commercial levels. It’s not too often […]

Review: An Inconvenient Sequel – missed opportunities

If you haven’t seen the film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” then by all means go see it. A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth”  Al Gore and directors Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen remind us of what we are up against with climate change, and what has changed in ten years and what has not. If […]

The biggest divide on climate change is among the most highly educated

by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Many people concerned about climate change assume that eventually, the growing weight of facts will persuade those who dismiss humans’ role in the problem to think again. Surely, the theory goes, the plentiful evidence will eventually make any naysayer understand the severity of the situation. But political ideology has a powerful […]

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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 Center for Climate Protection, 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 […]

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 […]