September 5, 2017
Most people view climate change as a threat distant in time and space. They think its impacts will only effect people in the future, and in other countries. As a result, climate change isn't considered an urgent problem. To build the political will for climate solutions this is an important challenge to address through connecting how climate change is impacting us now.
Join Dana Nuccitelli, environmental scientist and climate writer for The Guardian and Skeptical Science to learn more about how climate change is impacting people today by intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, heat waves, floods, and droughts; hurting the economy; and putting us on a path heading toward the planet's sixth mass extinction.
August 11, 2017
Audio Only: Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement Brett Cease as they welcome you to CCL. In this updated second part of the series, you'll review CCL's methodology of building common ground, put it into practice, and review more of the details behind carbon fee and dividend to help cover the basics of becoming an effective CCL climate advocate.
August 11, 2017
Audio Only: Join Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Director of Operations Amy Bennett and Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement Brett Cease as they welcome you to CCL. In this updated first part of the series, you'll review CCL's values, structure, and organization along with examples of the tools we use to build the political will for a livable world.
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.”
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.