Tag Archives: climate action

Video Friday: Story Wars – Narratives on Carbon Pollution

In previous posts we’ve discussed the urgent need to create an effective and positive narrative to motivate action on climate change. Achieving such a narrative isn’t about facts – facts don’t matter – because we are a species driven by narrative, by a compelling story. Last summer Climate One convened three experts in human behavior, environment, and narrative storytelling. Recorded at the Commonwealth Club …

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Video Friday: Emotional Plea from Philippine Negotiator as COP18 Comes to an Unsettled End

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?” Naderev Saño, lead negotiator for the Philippines at the COP18 climate talks, gives an emotional and heart-felt plea for action in the waning hours of the conference. In his address Saño referenced the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha, responsible for at least 500 deaths, as it plowed into the southern Philippine island …

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Recommended Video Series: Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something! (about climate change)

Five Common Myths Skeptics Use About Climate Change I recently discovered a YouTube video series called Don’t Just Sit There Do Something!  The series is produced by Joylette Portlock, a Stanford and MIT-educated scientist, in conjunction with her website DoSomethingAboutClimate.com. Her videos combine information and action tips to help her audience learn about climate change while offering simple action steps individuals can take to do something about …

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How Morality Can Win the War on Climate Change

Finding a moral imperative to fight climate change

The climate movement must go beyond preaching economics and explaining science, we must create a moral imperative that compels us to act. To get people involved in the war on climate change we must weave environmental awareness into our codes of conduct. The reasons why more people are not demanding action on the environment is a glaring moral failing. If we are to see …

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Budget Passed in Congress Will Invest in International Efforts to Curb Global Warming (but still not enough)

NRDC - the Switchboard

This post first appeared on the Natural Resources Defense Council blog Switchboard The long drama of whether or not the US Congress would invest in international efforts to curb global warming pollution or gut these investments is finally over – at least for the rest of this fiscal year.  Last week President Obama signed into law a budget for the rest of this fiscal …

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Climate Counts Scorecard Shows Continued Improvement in Corporate Action on Climate

The latest Climate Counts Scorecard shows broad improvement across all scored sectors

Climate Counts reports 14 percent improvement in scores from 2009 We first reported on the Climate Count Scorecard back in 2008 for their second annual report. This morning, Climate Counts released their updated scores for 2011, showing Nike as the clear winner for the third year in a row with a score of 87 out of a possible 100. Five companies surged ahead more …

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COP16: Taking the Long View in Cancun

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) A year ago, it seemed possible—likely, even—that President Barack Obama would sweep into the international negotiations on climate change at Copenhagen and make serious progress on the tangle of issues at stake. The reality was quite different. This year, the expectations for the United Nations Climate Conference in …

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