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The impacts of climate change on water resource management require planning, cooperation and conservation

Water in a Climate Change World

In the 2008 book, Dry Spring – the Coming Water Crisis of North America, Chris Wood detailed the scope of impacts we could anticipate as more volatile and extreme weather patterns become the norm. Wood, who continues to track climate change as a research collaborator, author and journalist, revisited the book in a recent interview, and noted that climate change…

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How to engage U.S. conservatives on climate change - relate it to their own values and beliefs

Three Approaches to Engaging U.S. Climate Deniers

How do we reach the large minority of Americans that continue to resist the facts about climate change? One way to encourage behavior change may be to work within the belief system of climate deniers. We may even need to employ a communications strategy that ignores climate change altogether. There are a significant number of Americans who are not acting to…

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The Royals may have greened-up their wedding, but serious challenges remain beyond any storybook wedding

Life Beyond a Green Royal Wedding: Coming to Grips With Energy and Climate Issues

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The biggest news for the environment this week might just be that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took pains to add a couple of green touches to this morning’s Royal Wedding. The flowers were seasonal, the food locally grown, and the emissions offset….

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Eat Bugs, Fight Climate Change?

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Maybe it’s time for environmentalists prioritize do-it-yourself climate fixes instead of looking to politicians. There are all sorts of options, including, for those dedicated enough, switching to an insect-based diet, as Change.org reports. But in the private sector, inventors, corporations, and small businesses — farmers in particular — are finding more…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Politics, Email, Winter Lead to Public Confusion Over Global Warming (but mostly politics)

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permissions – with edits and additions) Americans don’t know what to think about climate change anymore. A few years ago, the public more or less trusted the science that said human activity was raising global temperatures, but now that Congress and the Obama administration have hemmed and hawed about climate issues, we’re…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Obama Puts Climate Change on the Back Burner

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He called on the Senate to pass a climate bill, but did not give Congress a deadline or promise to veto weak legislation. Nor did he mention the Copenhagen climate conference, where international negotiators…

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