Climate and Weather (Audio)

July 21, 2017

Audio Only: We've all heard that global warming can increase the frequency and severity of weather events. But how, and why, and to what extent?

Join Dr. Jennifer Francis, a world-renowned climate researcher at Rutgers University and Bob Lindmeier, the chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin to learn more about how this complexity can be effectively communicated to the general public. Rick Knight, CCL's IL State Coordinator, moderates.

Dr. Francis’ presentation begins at 3:34, and Bob Lindmeier’s at 22:13, open Q&A begins at 36:00.

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Climate and Weather

July 21, 2017

We've all heard that global warming can increase the frequency and severity of weather events. But how, and why, and to what extent?

Join Dr. Jennifer Francis, a world-renowned climate researcher at Rutgers University and Bob Lindmeier, the chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin to learn more about how this complexity can be effectively communicated to the general public. Rick Knight, CCL's IL State Coordinator, moderates.

Dr. Francis’ presentation begins at 3:34, and Bob Lindmeier’s at 22:13, open Q&A begins at 36:00.

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Getting Your LTEs Published (Audio)

July 14, 2017

Audio Only: Getting your group to generate letters to the editor (LTE) in your local or regional newspaper is an essential way to build on our momentum and keep generating political will back in district. It's also an effective way to reach a broad audience with our message. 

Join CCL’s Communication Director Steve Valk to get updated on recent media developments and initiatives within CCL as well as the chance to discuss tips and best practices to not only writing effective letters to the editor but also getting them published. Steve will discuss the news hierarchy, the letter to the editor formula, message protocol and etiquette. The webinar will feature some hands-on practice and conclude with what to do when your letter is published and applying the skills learned to actual news stories.

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Getting Your LTEs Published

July 14, 2017

Getting your group to generate letters to the editor (LTE) in your local or regional newspaper is an essential way to build on our momentum and keep generating political will back in district. It's also an effective way to reach a broad audience with our message.

Join CCL’s Communication Director Steve Valk to get updated on recent media developments and initiatives within CCL as well as the chance to discuss tips and best practices to not only writing effective letters to the editor but also getting them published. Steve will discuss the news hierarchy, the letter to the editor formula, message protocol and etiquette. The webinar will feature some hands-on practice and conclude with what to do when your letter is published and applying the skills learned to actual news stories. 

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July 2017 Monthly Meeting w/Drew Jones and Marshall Saunders

July 10, 2017

Our guest speaker for our July 8, 2017, monthly meeting was Andrew (Drew) Jones the Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, a top-rated climate change think tank that creates the simulations used in the United Nations negotiations.

Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed “C-ROADS”, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by thousands of climate analysts around the world. He teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at MIT and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Surprise Guest!

CCL Founder Marshall Saunders delivered the talk he was scheduled to give at our International Conference last month.

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July 2017 Monthly Meeting w/Drew Jones and Marshall Saunders (Audio)

July 8, 2017

Audio Only: Andrew (Drew) Jones is Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, a top-rated climate change think tank that creates the simulations used in the United Nations negotiations. An expert on international climate and energy issues, his quotes and interactive data stories appear frequently in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media.

Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed “C-ROADS”, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by thousands of climate analysts around the world. He teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at MIT and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Additionally, CCL Founder Marshall Saunders delivered the talk he was scheduled to give at our 8th Annual International Conference.

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The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives

July 1, 2017

Jonathan Haidt, a professor in the Business and Society Program at NYU-Stern, is a social psychologist and author of The Righteous Mind and The Happiness Hypothesis. Dr. Haidt discusses how we came to be so politically polarized as a nation and what needs to happen to restore a more cooperative system of governing. “To live virtuously as individuals and as societies, we must understand how our minds are built. We must find ways to overcome our natural self-righteousness. We must respect and even learn from those whose morality differs from our own.”

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How Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming

July 1, 2017

Though scientific evidence for the existence of global warming continues to mount, in the United States and other countries belief in global warming has stagnated or even decreased in recent years. One possible explanation for this pattern is that information about the potentially dire consequences of global warming threatens deeply held beliefs that the world is just, orderly, and stable. Individuals overcome this threat by denying or discounting the existence of global warming, and this process ultimately results in decreased willingness to counteract climate change. Two experiments provide support for this explanation of the dynamics of belief in global warming, suggesting that less dire messaging could be more effective for promoting public understanding of climate-change research.

Dr. Robb Willer summarizes the study's findings.

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CCL2017-World Tour Presentation with Joseph Robertson (Audio)

June 30, 2017

Audio Only: CCL's Global Strategies Director Joseph Robertson gives an inspiring World Tour of CCL's growth and expansion across all five continents beyond North America.

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CCL2017-World Tour Presentation with Joseph Robertson

June 30, 2017

CCL's Global Strategies Director Joseph Robertson gives an inspiring World Tour of CCL's growth and expansion across all five continents beyond North America.

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