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 […]

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 Credit: Reid Wiseman NASA 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 […]

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 […]

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Idaho lawmakers vote to remove climate information from science curriculum

by Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress.org New K-12 science standards don’t include references to climate change. Last week, the Idaho House Education Committee voted to approve new statewide science standards for K-12 education for the first time since 2001. Missing from the standards, however, is any mention of climate change — committee members voted to reject all […]

Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground

In researching climate communications, I’ve been dabbling in the world of moral psychology. It’s a fascinating topic and Jonathan Haidt offers some very interesting insights into those funny creatures we call human beings. He has done quite a few TED Talks, but this one seemed particularly relevant to climate communications. If you want to reach […]

One incredibly simple thing you can do about climate change

by Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist and Evangelical Christian, kathrinehayhoe.com What’s one of the most important things we can do about climate change? Talk about it.   Seventy-two percent of people in the US are cautious, concerned, or alarmed about climate change, according to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication’s Six Americas survey. Yet so […]

Taylor Swift’s Legs and Climate Change

by the School of Life on Youtube One of the most maddening sides of modern life is that the media always under-reports the crucial stories, while hyping nonsense. We could get enraged and pious; but we’re better off understanding how human nature works. Getting stern isn’t going to help. Watch the video below.