The Climate Access blog is the place for leading climate thinkers and doers to highlight and respond to key developments and findings on climate communications and behavior change. 

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November 10, 2011
Meredith Herr

By working on climate change, I know that spending each day confronted by news of increasingly harmful impacts and political polarization can be dispiriting to say the least. It's important for all of us (myself included) to be reminded of the innovative ways that people are taking action to raise awareness and inspire change. That’s why I’d like to direct your attention to the Climate Access Campaign Gallery.

November 4, 2011
Cara Pike

Science may be good at explaining things, but it’s not so good at motivating people to act. That’s why Jonah Sachs, co-founder of Free Range Studios, is among those who believe that facts are not enough and that good storytelling is a must for climate communicators. I was excited this week to receive a sneak preview of his forthcoming book Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future.

October 24, 2011
David Minkow

When my small town can get more than a hundred people out to a rally with only two days notice (and with many locals attending other nearby rallies), you know that the Occupy Wall Street movement is on to something. To find out what this something means – or should mean – for the climate movement, we queried five leading climate voices about Occupy’s lessons and opportunities.

October 19, 2011
Cara Pike

The fate of climate programs and policies, both in terms of adoption and implementation, depends in large part on the level of public engagement. Regrettably, the overall lack of widespread buy-in among the American public has doomed numerous efforts in recent years.

October 19, 2011
Cara Pike

Welcome to Climate Access. The place for those working to engage the public in addressing global warming – in government, nonprofits and academia – to come together and convey the most effective ways of motivating individuals to support legislation and make behavior changes that safeguard their quality of life.