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Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Posted: August 1, 2016

Climate disaster films are an emerging genre that reflect people's desire to cope with a changing planet through art. How will they affect public attitudes on climate change?

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Social Issues + Motion Pictures = Reel Impact

Posted: May 25, 2016

An inspiring video can enliven a campaign in progress or spark a new one. Alina Evans, account coordinator at Spitfire Strategies, shares five points to think about if your organization is considering getting behind the camera.

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The 5 Climate Change Communication Studies You Need to Know

Posted: March 30, 2016

To move nonbelievers to believers, we must use evidence-based communication strategies. Here are the 5 climate change communication studies you need to know.

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5 Climate Communication Studies to Get You Ready for COP21

Posted: December 3, 2015

As the COP21 Paris negotiations on the climate wind up, the world waits to see whether our leaders will take the necessary steps to prevent catastrophic climate change. Climate advocates from around the globe have been taking – and continue to take – extraordinary steps to mobilize in hopes of pressuring political leaders to do the right thing. But regardless of the outcome of the Paris talks, the work on climate change will go on.

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Building Stronger Relationships Between Environmentalists And Faith Communities

Posted: September 24, 2015

Yesterday, Pope Francis headed to the White House as part of his historic first tour to the United States. There, he urged Americans to act on climate change. Research tells us what steps environmentalists can take to build stronger relationships with faith communities.

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5 Ways to Bridge the Divide Between Religion and Science

Posted: September 23, 2015

How do you bridge the divide between science and religion? Here are 5 studies that answer questions such as “why do people deny scientific evidence” to “how do you turn skeptics into believers?”

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Transcending Politics For The Greater, Greener Good

Posted: November 5, 2014

Tuesday's midterm elections offered plenty of stark lessons for public interest communicators, including the tricky feat of how to keep politics out of a ballot issue.

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Reaching The Caring Middle, One Emerald Lawn At A Time

Posted: October 31, 2014

Have something important to say? Be sure to include the “Caring Middle” – individuals of all political stripes who care deeply about the trajectory of our country, their fellow humans and the environment.

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