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Media Figures Out American Climate Beliefs Are Outliers, But Do They Share The Blame?

May 11, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Climate Change Coverage and Perception

Scientists have been warning for decades that continued burning of fossil fuels would cause a variety of dangerous symptoms — including worsening heat waves, droughts, deluges, and storm surges. Scientists, unsurprisingly, have turned out to be right.[read more]

Americans Flunk Climate Test

October 16, 2010 by Dave Rochlin

According to a new Yale study, most Americans are aware of climate change, but have no idea why it is happening. The Yale team claims that only 8 percent of Americans have knowledge equivalent to an A or B grade, while 52% would get an F. The grading was done by a school where grade inflation is an issue, and Dubya carried a C+...[read more]

Climate Wars in the New Social Media

October 7, 2010 by David Levy
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This is a guest contribution by Professor Maxwell Boykoff, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This post is in response to my previous post about the cultural politics of climate change and corporate funding of climate denial. Thanks for your thought-provoking post, It’s The Real...[read more]

Mental tipping points

August 20, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

Paul Gilding, former Executive Director of Greenpeace International, has a post on ClimateProgress and his own site (The Cockatoo Chronicles) that’s definitely worth your time. Antarctica’s Pine Island glacier and its implications for business strategy: As I argue in my Great Disruption writing and talks (see here for relevant links),...[read more]