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Performing Arts Conference in New York to Address Climate Change

More than 3,000 performing arts professionals from two-dozen countries expected at annual performing artists conference this month in New York City, with climate change the focus in two sessions.

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Climate Literacy? No, Says Texas A&M Scientist … ‘Meta-Literacy?’ Yes

Given the level of complexity, any realistic amount of public climate literacy will still leave openings for incorrect claims. A Texas A&M scientist and Texas state climatologist offers a different prescription.

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Financier Jeremy Grantham’s ‘Be Brave’ Advice to Climate Scientists

‘Be persuasive. Be brave. Be arrested (if necessary)’ investor and Grantham Foundation’s  Jeremy Grantham advises scientists in column for Nature.

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Robert Krulwich on Explaining the Simple ‘Very Simply’

A respected TV and radio correspondent with a knack for making the complex understandable finds a case in point in a Web comic explaining NASA’s Saturn V rocket. Lessons here for climate communicators.

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Sipping from Fire Hose of Superstorm Sandy’s ‘Teachable Moment’

Media and bloggers post numerous commentaries on Superstorm Sandy’s connection to a warmer climate, and on communications lessons-learned.

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Do Seven Presidential Words Mark End of Climate Silence?

In the emotions, joys, and disappointments immediately following an election campaign’s conclusion, the newly re-elected President touches briefly on our warming planet, ending the campaigns’ seeming taboos on mentioning climate change.

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Frontline’s ‘Climate of Doubt’ — Enough Time for ‘Skeptics’ to Self-Destruct?

A PBS ‘Frontline’ documentary features many of the most well-known climate ‘skeptics.’ But one can wonder if the ample air time helped or hurt them with how their positions are viewed by the public.

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