Category Archives: Climate Change Education and Communication

New EPA Climate Change Indicators report shows impacts on U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the third edition of its report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States. Updating observed data on 30 key environmental indicators, EPA says "the report demonstrates that climate change is already affecting our environment … Continue reading

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"Years of Living Dangerously" TV series on climate change premieres April 13

James Cameron, legendary film director and producer (Titanic, Avatar...) and innovative deep-sea explorer, brings his extraordinary ability to telling the story of global climate change. The first in a 9-part documentary series called Years of Living Dangerously, featuring well-known correspondents (Harrison … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Kolbert on "The Sixth Extinction"

In an interview on Democracy Now! author Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, just published. Scientists say we are now experiencing the sixth mass extinction event, with up to 50 percent of all living … Continue reading

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Unleash John Holdren -- beyond the Polar Vortex video

Is a recently posted video on the polar vortex by Obama science adviser John Holdren a sign that the White House is finally ready to unleash this powerfully articulate climate science and policy communicator, after clearly holding him back during … Continue reading

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James Taylor misleads on hurricane claims, discounts Sandy victims

In a typically misleading Forbes op-ed, James Taylor ignores the many ways that global warming has affected hurricanes, did affect Sandy, and will worsen hurricanes in the future. Emerging science shows global warming can affect the storm surge, extent, precipitation, and … Continue reading

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21st Century climate extremes and the next "Greatest Generation"

Can catastrophic events serve as lasting climate wake-up calls? Why do some disasters have deep and long-lasting consequences for our society while others do not? And what can we do – and should we do – in advance of such events … Continue reading

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Marfa Dialogues/NY: Examining climate change through art, activism, and science

Here's something we're looking forward to on an upcoming visit to New York City: More than 30 leading cultural, academic, and advocacy organizations have launched a two-month series of events "that will combine art, activism, and science to bring together … Continue reading

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L. A. Times Overhypes Recent Warming Trends

A Los Angeles Times story ("Global warming 'hiatus' puts climate change scientists on the spot") on September 22 contained significant missteps that place a greater emphasis on the challenge of explaining recent global warming data than most scientists consider warranted. Current natural … Continue reading

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So long for now to David Roberts

With David Roberts' announcement that he is taking a year off -- and dropping out of the online world altogether -- we are losing, for now, an illuminating and original public voice on the climate change problem. Many of us … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera America got off to a good start with climate change coverage

Credit to Al Jazeera America for coming right out of the gate with a good half-hour panel on climate change, featuring three experts: Michael Mann from Penn State University, Heidi Cullen from Climate Central, and Klaus Jacob from the Lamont-Doherty … Continue reading

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