Your Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change

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It is said that scientists are lousy at communication, lousy at telling everyone else about their science, in understandable and compelling terms. This is of course absurd. There are tens of millions of scientists, and dozens of them are really excellent communicators! Among the many sciences, there is a science of science communication. It overlaps, … Continue reading Your Cranky Uncle vs Climate Change


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Climate Change New Year’s Resolutions

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Inspired by a post at the Northeast Metro Climate Action Facebook page, here are some suggested New Year’s resolutions related to climate change. 1) Normalize climate concern. When a relative or friend smirks at the idea of buying electric, or scoffs at the link between climate change and severe weather events, don’t sheepishly demure. Correct … Continue reading Climate Change New Year’s Resolutions


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Climate Change Reading and Resources

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Dire Predictions: The Visual Guide to the Findings of the IPCC by Michael Mann summarizes the IPCC Report on climate change (scientific basis) in a clear and understandable way without sacrificing important detail and nuance. One test of the legitimacy of claims about scientific matters is time. Over time, if a proposal about how nature … Continue reading Climate Change Reading and Resources


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Our Changing Earth: New Climate Change Book

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Our Changing Earth: Why Climate Change Matters to Young People by Arjun Marwaha is a book for young people, about why climate change should matter to young people, and it is written by an actual young person! Marwaha is a high school junior from California, decorated for his excellent essay writing, who has a passion … Continue reading Our Changing Earth: New Climate Change Book


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Global Warming vs. Climate Change: Origin Myths

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I’ve heard again and again the story of how we used to call it “global warming” then we called it “climate change” for one reason or another. I have honored esteemed colleagues who have their beliefs about the origins and shifts of these terms, and in some cases, they even have some documentation of how … Continue reading Global Warming vs. Climate Change: Origin Myths


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How To Talk About Climate Change, Adam Adam

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Global warming is already upon us, but when was the last time you had a proper chat about it?? For Green Great Britain Week, ClimateAdam speaks to a climate communication expert (Steve) to take his conversation skills from amazing to brilliant. #CreatorsForChange twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ClimateAdam facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateAdam instagram: http://instagram.com/climate_adam


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Florence, Hurricanes and Climate Change

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It is never too soon to talk about human caused climate change in relation to hurricanes. This is a bed we made and we are now sleeping in it. Rather than yammering on and on about how a warmer atmosphere is a damper, but also more evaporation-inducing (and thus drying), and energetic atmosphere, and about … Continue reading Florence, Hurricanes and Climate Change


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Trump Tweets Nonsense, Saudis Back Tesla, Fires and Climate Change

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Three items all in one handy post. First, Peter Gleick has an Op Ed in the Washington Post in which he chastises Trump for his boneheaded tweets about water and the fires in California. Peter is the world’s leading expert on water in California (see: California Drought and Syrian Refugee Crisis with Dr. Peter Gleick) … Continue reading Trump Tweets Nonsense, Saudis Back Tesla, Fires and Climate Change


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Climate Change and Wild Fires

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An excellent PBS News Hour piece called “Climate change is making wildfires more extreme. Here’s how.” It starts with California but discusses this as a world wide problem. Has a segment with Michael Mann, author of The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (recently … Continue reading Climate Change and Wild Fires


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