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It’s Time for Solutions Literacy

It’s Time for Solutions Literacy

Let’s recognize that we are falling short of our goal. The time has come to fix a problem with the hard line drawn by the science and science education communities’ between climate science education and policy advocacy. The trouble lies not in preserving the integrity of the scientific enterprise from political manipulation. Rather, it lies […]

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Ostriches on the Boston T

Ostriches on the Boston T

Sometimes climate engagement happens where you least expect it. You can’t expect everybody to seek out the science behind the climate change headlines. Meeting folks exactly where they are—both physically and psychologically—is savvy communication practice 101. It can be the best way to raise awareness and get a message across. Taking climate science to the […]

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The Climate Debate Just Shifted

The Climate Debate Just Shifted

When scientists are certain, what’s the next challenge for the public? The debate over whether humans are causing climate change is over. In late September, the international body of scientists and governments that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007—the IPCC—put it this way: “It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant […]

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Competition Is Our Challenge

Competition Is Our Challenge

Sport analogies may be clichés, but the greatest comeback in history does show us how to attack the climate challenge. You’d have to live under a rock not to know what happened on the San Francisco Bay these past few weeks. In what some are calling the greatest comeback in the history of international sport, […]

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A Method to Carbon Madness?

A Method to Carbon Madness?

Sometimes you have to look differently to see the obvious. I’ve always been a little bit perplexed when well-intentioned friends act as though solving the climate change challenge is someone else’s problem. I don’t dispute that governments and businesses need to reduce carbon emissions. Unfortunately, they are dragging their feet. Another simple piece of arithmetic […]

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Is There a Right Way to Say “Green?”

Is There a Right Way to Say “Green?”

A new “green wave” in marketing is beginning to swell. “Going green” was all the rage in marketing circles before the Great Recession diverted everyone’s attention to more immediate concerns, such as keeping our jobs and staying in our homes. Before the housing bubble burst, the marketing industry, which leaps from trend to trend like […]

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Who is Pushing the Slow Motion Myth?

Who is Pushing the Slow Motion Myth?

When things don’t add up, follow the money. In my last post, I wrote about the pernicious myth that says decarbonizing our energy supply will cost too many jobs and cripple our economy. The idea sounds so reasonable it seems like common knowledge. But somebody is spending millions to make it stick. According to the […]

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The Slow Motion Myth

The Slow Motion Myth

If Americans want to decarbonize quickly, we need to know whether it’s possible. For years now, we’ve been listening to a cautionary drumbeat in the news media about decarbonizing our economy too quickly. The logic says that we lack political courage, and we dare not upset our fragile economy. Therefore, reducing greenhouse gas emissions will […]

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