Yes, we can fix the climate problem! The Montreal Protocol success proves it

NASA recently confirmed that the healing of the Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer is a direct result of the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol was the ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone depleting compounds (ODCs) in 1987. First, a mini primer on what we are talking about here. Ozone is O3 , or three atoms […]

Trump omits key military priority from National Security Strategy: climate change

by Sammy Roth, USA TODAY President Donald Trump snubbed his own military leadership when he unveiled a National Security Strategy that says nothing about how the United States will address security threats posed by climate change. Administration officials billed the 68-page document made public Monday as a comprehensive vision for making America safer. Trump in […]

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. […]

California is the future

by Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixeira, A Medium Corporation America is stuck between two historical eras. That’s the best way to understand the strange, unprecedented politics of Trump, the political polarization and paralysis of government, the deep dissatisfaction of public opinion, the lack of trust in all institutions — all of it. The post-Industrial era that blossomed […]

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 […]

Climate communication by CCL staff

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 […]