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It’s stories, not science, which persuades people

Bite“Science is not what persuades people. It’s the stories they hear from the people they trust.” – George Marshall, the founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network, based in Oxford, England.
It's not enough to care, we must link together and act collectively

Bite"It's not enough to care; we must link our concern to each other & act collectively...'1,000 stallions unconnected cannot move a baby carriage.'” — Larry Schweiger, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

Bite‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Wood, climate scientist
Intense snowstorms!  Yep.  Actually that is global warming.

Bite(With climate change) “we will see a shorter snow season, but more intense individual snowfall events." – Dr. Michael Mann, Climatologist at Penn State University
In a car headed for a wall, while we argue about seating.

Bite"We're in a giant car headed for a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they want to sit." - David Suzuki
Impossible for us to solve this? Impossible is only an attitude.

Bite“Impossible is not a fact, it's an attitude. It's only an attitude. And I decided right then and there that I was going to change my attitude and I was going to help the world change its attitude on climate change.” – Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Conventio...
Ignore climate change?  This increases your risk of being unlucky.

Bite“Think of climate change as something that increases our risks of being unlucky. We need to prepare up front as we move into a warmer, hotter, more extreme world.” – Heidi Cullen, Chief Climatologist for Climate Central.org
Ignore 97 out of 100 oncologists saying, 'Let's remove that mole!'

Category:Who to Believe?
BiteIf 97 out of 100 oncologists advised you to remove a skin mole, would you listen to 3 oncologists saying the spot on your skin is benign? Are you willing to risk for your life on the advice of 3% of doctors?
If left unchecked, this issue will swamp all other all other issues

Bite“Climate Change is not just another issue. It is an issue that if left unchecked, will swamp all other issues.” — Ross Gelbspan, writer and activist. He wrote two books on global warming: The Heat Is On (1997) and Boiling Point (2004)
If 1º melts the Arctic, we're fools to see what 2º will do

Bite"If 1 degee melts the Arctic, we're fools to find out what 2 degrees will do." — Bill McKibben, environmental author & founder of 350.org
I have a theory that bigfoot exists!

BiteOh really, what is your evidence? Many people are confused about the definition of the word 'theory,' especially with climate change.
I am skeptical of oil changes for my car!

Bite"Ok, but its going to get expensive real quick," responds my friend, Scott, a car mechanic. The science of climate change is very similar...
Hurricanes are sexy, but there are worse threats

Category:Extreme Weather
Bite"If we never have another tornado or hurricane, the increased threat of droughts, heat waves, floods and fires are enough for us to take action against climate change." - Scott Mandia
Hurricane Sandy: A criminal with help from an accomplice

Category:Extreme Weather
Bite"If (Hurricane Sandy) was a criminal case, detectives would be treating global warming as a likely accomplice in the crime. - writer Andrew Freedman from ClimateCentral.org
Hungry Children?  Feed them Candy!

BiteElectric utility CEOs say they must burn coal to meet our energy demands. Sure, hungry kids want candy not vegetables. Yet, burning coal or eating lots of sweets is not healthy for their future.
Humans not warming climate? That idea is gone with the wind.

Bite“Any wisps of doubt that human activities are at fault are now gone with the wind.” – climate scientist Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University.
Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up

Bite"Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up." - Dr. David W. Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College, Ohio.
Hey USA!  Let's win the 'Clean Energy Race!'

Category:Clean Energy
BiteIt's the Olympics. USA has a chance to win gold in the Clean Energy Race event. Unfortunately, she is falling behind other countries.
Heat waves are the #1 weather-related killer.

Category:Extreme Weather
Bite"Heat waves are the greatest weather related killer in the US. Each year, it kills more people than hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, blizzards, and lightning combined." - Dr. Laurence Kalkstein, Center for Climate Research, University of Delaware.
Hate high taxes?  Then stop Mother Nature's Extreme Weather Tax

BiteAlarmed by Hurricane Sandy’s destruction and the current drought? Warning: Mother Nature is now imposing ‘an extreme weather tax.’