Category Archives: Politics

State Climatologist Offers ‘Hierarchy of Credibility’

Texas’s state climatologist suggests ‘hierarchy of credibility’ could help public sort out competing climate science claims.

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The Long Road Toward Climate Literacy

Learning the ABCs of climate change requires more than the right science, educators at the AGU meeting in San Francisco say. New teaching methods, better understanding of science are also needed.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns

‘Mum’s the Word’ on Climate Change

Nary a word has been spoken by the major party presidential candidates on an issue some scientists still insist posing the century’s pressing scientific challenges. Obama and Romney remain mute.

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How President Clinton, ‘Explainer-in-Chief,’ Frames Climate Change

Insights from the former President on talking with those steadfastly rejecting climate science, on the ‘Tattoo Vote’ … and on the ‘economic argument.’

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Communication Implications of the 'Mann-Ornstein Hypothesis'

Can Framing Overcome Political Scheming?

Climate change is mentioned just once in It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, the new book by respected Washington insiders Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but the book offers at least two important lessons for climate change communicators.

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Margaret Thatcher, Others: Neither ‘Murderers, Tyrants, nor Madmen’

Peter Sinclair’s monthly Yale Forum video uses historical footage to debunk an assertion that the most well-known climate change ‘advocates’ are … ‘murderers, tyrants, and madmen.’

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On Engaging with Climate 'Skeptics'

Changing the Cultural Climate … on Climate Culture

A respected climate scientist, in the aftermath of an ‘ugly’ billboard posting campaign, reflects on the merits of … and need for … continued efforts to engage climate ‘skeptics’ in order to seek-out approaches to what he labels ‘one of [...]

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