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June 30, 2015
Amy Huva

Research is clear that values-based messages are among the most effective for reaching diverse audiences. That said, many organizations are still reluctant to deliver the softer side of the climate argument, relying instead on facts and information to draw attention. Given the overwhelming evidence of how climate change is impacting us, this tendency is understandable – it often feels like if people just understood the data-driven evidence, there would be no way for them to refuse taking action.

June 24, 2015
Cara Pike

The climate conversation is both changing and intensifying, 

June 19, 2015
Amy Huva

By Amy Huva and Sutton Eaves

Today, the Vatican released the latest encyclical (letter to guide followers) by Pope Francis the leader of the Catholic Church. The first papal encyclical to address the environment, Laudato Si’ (Praised Be) calls for action on climate change by invoking the responsibility we all have to care for our common home, the planet we live on.

June 18, 2015
Graham Reeder

It’s no secret that the climate movement has been going through an existential crisis. Decades of alarming scientific papers and thousands of presentations on the dire consequences of delaying caps on greenhouse gas emissions culminated in collapse and despair at the Copenhagen climate talks in 2009.

June 16, 2015
Amy Huva

Continued media coverage of a faux climate change debate is often explained by the presence of an ‘echo chamber’ that upholds and repeats the flawed arguments of a handful of discredited deniers. But is this theory correct?

June 4, 2015
Seth Cauman

By Amy Huva and Seth Cauman

What do the pope and the fossil-fuel divestment movement have in common? This may sound like the start of a joke, but the answer is revealing: They are promoting a moral imperative to act on climate change. 

May 22, 2015
Amy Huva

There’s a new club that has a growing membership around the world – it’s the 100-RE club that has cities, regions and districts racing to 100% renewable energy.

May 8, 2015
Christa Daniels

A few days ago, a colleague of mine at the university asked if I could recommend specific messages he could use to craft a local climate campaign on building flood resiliency.

May 7, 2015
Amy Huva

Last year, when Climate Access held a panel event on the success of the carbon tax in British Columbia, Oregon Climate was watching the livestream closely.