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A simple, useful guide to communicating climate change

A simple, useful guide to communicating climate change

Listen up, climate communicators: Class is in session. (Photo by OHiShiapply and noolwlee / Shutterstock.) There seems to be a subtle shift underway in the cultural valence of climate change. If the pendulum swung toward hyper-polarization and looney-tunery in 2009-2011, it seems to have reached its apogee and begun swinging back. It’s not just that a few politicians, including Obama, are daring to say the word , but that the public seems to have grown impatient with the squabbling and delay. A recent survey from Yale [PDF] found that “a large majority of registered voters (88%) support action to reduce global warming, even if it has economic costs.” Big Democratic donors are pressuring Obama to do more. There are even Republicans sticking up their heads here and there . What explains it? Well, according to an interesting and somewhat counter-intuitive finding of political...

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