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November 24 2014

Giving ClimateThanks

Since Thanksgiving week last year, over 4,000 people and organizations have thanked each other through the hashtag #ClimateThanks and reached almost 70 million with their message. There was much to celebrate last year - from new government action, to the largest climate march in history, to countless efforts by individuals, organizations, and businesses to reduce carbon emissions. We are filled with gratitude for the many people who participated in this campaign: a huge #ClimateThanks to you for contributing to progress on creating a safe climate. Please continue to give #ClimateThanks whenever the spirit moves you, the hashtag is not going away!

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Topics: Media Outreach Projects
November 12 2014

Messages from the NYC People’s Climate March: an Analysis

On September 21, 2014, a team of students with the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication joined over 310,000 people in the streets of New York City for the People’s Climate March, to voice support for a safe climate. The march was an exuberant and colorful display of diverse voices united in common cause. Our students conducted 167 interviews of marchers and documented in photos and audio recordings what messages were being communicated and why. Today we're releasing their report, which presents the major themes they observed and heard from the demonstrators.

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Outreach Projects
October 27 2014

Climate Change Education Program Works

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new article that demonstrates the effectiveness of a nationwide climate change education program focused on high schools in the journal Climatic Change.

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Topics: Knowledge / Climate Literacy Outreach Projects Youth / Families
August 18 2014

Climate Connections Radio Series On Air

Climate Connections Radio Series On Air

“Climate Connections,” a new national radio program now on the air, shares daily stories about how climate change is affecting life in North America and what individuals and groups are doing about it.

The stories will help listeners ”connect the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, the creative arts, and religious and moral values, among other themes.

The series, consisting of 90-second episodes, is edited by Bud Ward, a veteran environmental journalist and longtime editor of the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media (now Yale Climate Connections), and hosted by YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz. Listen to sample stories and subscribe to the daily podcast at Yale Climate Connections.

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Topics: Outreach Projects
May 10 2014

Anthony Leiserowitz on NPR’s Science Friday

On Friday May 9, 2014, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz was a guest on NPR's Science Friday, in the week of the release of the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment, to discuss Americans' responses to climate change.  Other guests were Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and Sheril Kirshenbaum, Director of the Energy Poll at the University of Texas.  Listen to the segment here.

Glacier Bay in Alaska. Photo by Meredith P./flickr/CC BY-ND 2.0

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Knowledge / Climate Literacy Media Outreach Projects Policy Support Risk Perceptions Values & Religion
January 11 2014

Anthony Leiserowitz on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show

On Saturday, January 11th, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz spent the morning discussing, among other things, the parallels between climate change and the smoking debate on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show.  Watch the conversation below.

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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Citizen Behavior Health Knowledge / Climate Literacy Media Outreach Projects Politics / Elections Risk Communication Risk Perceptions
November 19 2013

Giving Climate Thanks

This holiday season, we’re giving #ClimateThanks. With friends and colleagues across the climate community, we are taking a moment to tweet or post who or what we are thankful for in the fight for a safe climate. Please Tweet #ClimateThanks and help us raise awareness about the amazing things people are doing and build a stronger sense of solidarity among the far-flung climate community.

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Topics: Outreach Projects
October 12 2013

气候传播国际会议 International Conference on Climate Change Communication 2013

(for the full program please download the PDF)

第一天 10月12日(周六)
The First Day: October 12 (Saturday)

8:30 – 9:30   开幕式  Opening Ceremony

主持人:王彬彬  中国气候传播项目中心执行主任、乐施会气候变化项目经理
Host: Ms. Binbin WANG, Executive Director of China Center for Climate Change Communication/ Manager of Climate Change Team of Oxfam Hong Kong


• 郑保卫,中国气候传播项目中心主任、中国人民大学新闻与社会发展研究中心主任
Prof. Baowei ZHENG, Director of Research Center for Journalism and Social Development, Renmin University/Director of China Center for Climate Change Communication
• 陈雨露,中国人民大学校长、中国气候传播项目中心顾问委员会主任委员
Dr. Yulu CHEN, President of Renmin University/ Lead of China4C Advisory Committee
• 赵启正,中国人民大学新闻学院院长、中国气候传播项目中心顾问委员会主任委员
Mr. Qizheng ZHAO, President of School of Journalism, Renmin University / Lead of China4C Advisory Committee
• 解振华,中国国家发展与改革委员会副主任、中国气候传播项目中心顾问委员会主任委员
Mr. Zhenhua XIE, Deputy Director of National Development and Reform Commission / Lead of China4C Advisory Committee
• 潘岳 中国国家环境保护部副部长
Mr. Yue PAN, Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, PRC
• 安东尼· 莱斯维茨,耶鲁大学气候传播项目主任、中国气候传播项目中心顾问委员会委员
Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of Yale Project on Climate Change Communication/ Member of China4C Advisory Committee
• 孙学兵,香港乐施会政策及倡导总监、中国气候传播项目中心顾问委员会委员
Dr. Xuebing SUN, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam Hong Kong/ Member of China4C Advisory Committee


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Topics: International Surveys Outreach Projects
October 02 2013

Discussing Climate Change in the American Mind at the Architecture League of NY

On October 2, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz sat down with Dale Jamieson, Kate Orff, and Paul Lewis for a panel on "Climate Change and the American Mind" as a part of the Architecture League of New York's "The 5000 Pound Life" event.


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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Emotion / Affect / Imagery Knowledge / Climate Literacy Outreach Projects Risk Perceptions Six Americas
September 13 2013

What’s Next? A Town Hall Meeting with US Sen. Chris Murphy

On September 13, 2013, YPCCC Director Anthony Leiserowitz moderated a town hall meeting featuring US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) about climate change impacts in New England.

Other panelists included Kerry Emanuel of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Alexander Felson, Director of the Urban Ecology and Design Laboratory of the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture; Marion McFadden, Acting Executive Director of the Hurricane Sandy Task Force; Katie Scharf Dykes of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection; and Professor Ronald Smith of the Center for Earth Observation in Yale’s Department of Geology and Geophysics.


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Topics: Attitudes & Beliefs Outreach Projects Policy Support Politics / Elections Vulnerability & Resilience
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