Category Archives: Climate Communication Narratives

What a great example of how to breath life into an abstract topic—renewable energy—by turning it into a human character.    Add bits of emotional drama, surprise and slightly-risque humor. . . and the story becomes irresistible! This award-winning ad by … Continue reading

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Last week at the Climate Reality Leadership Training in San Francisco, storytelling guru Andy Goodman led a spellbinding session on the importance of “changing the story.”    Goodman described research that confirmed what many of us have experienced:  in a public … Continue reading

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The defensive walls of the ‘Denial Citadel’ were breached on Saturday by Richard Muller’s announcement that he is no longer sceptical about climate science. Call me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified

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Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a bubble. Actually, we all live in our own custom-made bubbles that are shaped by our life experience and our education. The world in my bubble is different from the world in your … Continue reading

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Simply the best short videos on climate.  Ever. That’s the only way to describe EOM’s “How to Talk to an Ostrich” series of short clips answering common skeptical  questions.   It’s a spin-off of the PBS series “Earth the Operators’ … Continue reading

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Watch this 13-min video, and you may never want to get up in front of an audience again without uttering, at some point, the seven magic words in the title.    Why?   Because. . . “Story is how we are reminded, … Continue reading

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People who say we can’t afford switching to a low-carbon economy almost never consider the cost of not making that transition.     This reminds me of one of my all-time favorite cartoons. (1) Yes, moving to a low-carbon economy … Continue reading

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This snapshot practically shouts the central question of our time: “What kind of a world are we leaving to our children and grandkids?” It’s Moscow in August 2010, when record heat and drought

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A veteran hunter has challenged skeptics with a bet in the sportsmen’s journal Field & Stream: “If you can convince Conservation Hawks chairman Todd Tanner that he’s wasting his time, that he does not have to worry about climate change, … Continue reading

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[Update:  In light of the disgusting recent attacks directed at Dr. Hayhoe, and this terrific interview we are reposting her profile from last October.] Yes, the headline has two possible meanings, and both fit.   Texas Tech Professor of Atmospheric Science … Continue reading

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