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Climate Change: How can we talk about it?

August 22, 2012 | 12:00 pm | , Climate Leader Program Director

I’m here at an amazing training program for the people we call our Climate Leaders. Everywhere I look, there’s a tremendous amount of energy and engagement. People from all over the world are converging to help us take the next step in the movement to solve this urgent crisis.

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You’ve got hot questions. We’ve got hot answers.

August 18, 2012 | 9:00 am | , Research Associate

Thousands of you are joining us this week at our I’m Too Hot truck in downtown D.C. In exchange for an icy treat, we had a chance to talk with you about the connection between extreme weather and climate change! You had a lot of great questions for us when you came up to the truck. Here are some quick answers to the questions you asked us most often.

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3 Ways Richard Muller is Wrong About Climate

August 16, 2012 | 2:57 pm | , Science and Solutions Director

Dr. Muller, a former climate skeptic, recently made headlines when he said the evidence is in and “global warming is real.” This is an important turn of events, but unfortunately Dr. Muller is still repeating a number of widely debunked myths about climate change. Here are just three that came up during a recent radio show.

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U.S. storms and heatwaves: a reminder that nature is powerful and we’re no match

July 10, 2012 | 5:34 pm | , Solutions Analyst

As severe weather events start taking a higher toll in the coming decades due to climate change, do you think we should bet on coping well, or should we face the sobering reality and do what we can to prevent and reduce carbon pollution so we don’t make matters worse to begin with?

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Dear George Will: Yes, it’s getting hotter

July 9, 2012 | 2:36 pm | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

This past Sunday, George Will had a classic “back in my day…” moment when he chastised people for raising concerns about the record-breaking heat that has swept across the country. According to George Will: “How do we explain the heat? One word: Summer.” Of course, what is so unusual is that nearly 2,300 daily high temperature records were broken in June alone; including in Illinois, which experienced its hottest spring on record.

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Who were the real leaders in Rio?

June 27, 2012 | 2:48 pm | , Solutions Analyst

A few days ago, the United Nations Earth Summit 2012 concluded in Rio, 20 years after the first summit in 1992. The UN officially billed this conference as the one that would deliver to us a clear road map to the future we want. Now that the conference has wrapped up, the consensus seems to be that political leaders from around the world failed to move nations in the right direction. But that’s not the whole story.

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