climate change

With the limited resources and time many changemakers have, is civic engagement – petitions, art, demonstrations, tweets, etc – worth it? Five franksters to weigh in.

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Posted: July 27, 2017

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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Posted: August 1, 2016

Moving climate change skeptics to believers is fundamental if we are going to address the growing threat of global warming. Researchers are now studying strategies for reaching climate deniers. Emphasizing the scientific consensus on climate change can increase belief in the science and support for policy, according to new research published…

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Posted: May 18, 2016

By Ashley Lombardo As a society we often call out media as the culprit behind seemingly growing political polarization. Researchers are now looking at the effect of polarizing media on our activism, particularly around climate change. Hostile media coverage – coverage of an issue or event that people feel is biased…

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Posted: May 3, 2016

To persuade climate change skeptics, ditch the metaphors and keep it simple. Pie charts and simple statements about the scientific consensus are more effective than longer metaphors in communicating about climate change, according to a study published in September 2014 journal Climatic Change. These results come from an experiment involving…

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Posted: April 12, 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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Posted: March 30, 2016

New research suggests that climate skeptics and deniers may struggle to picture climate change. When asked to describe images of what climate change looks like, they come up with nothing. However, those who can visualize climate change are often more emotionally impacted by images than researchers previously believed, according to social…

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Posted: February 15, 2016