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AAAS, White House: Similar Goals — Boost Climate Understanding, Actions

The world’s largest science society and the Obama White House launch new phases in what each says will be ongoing efforts to improve Americans’ understandings of, and actions to manage, adverse climate change impacts.

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Researchers Point to Modest Successes from ‘Climate Matters’ TV Campaign

An innovative climate change education effort by a Columbia, S.C., meteorologist and his TV station is viewed as generally successful, but its impacts are not to be ‘overstated.’

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National Academy/Royal Society Join Forces on New Climate Booklet

A newly available free PDF booklet from two of the world’s most respected scientific organizations provides an easily understood vehicle for sharing information on climate change … and for learning.

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Freelancers Reach Crowd-Funding Goal of 800 Subscribers

A 30-day fund-raising campaign to launch an exclusive climate reporting initiative gains online backing of the needed 800 funders.

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A Meteorologist’s (and Entrepreneur’s) Take on a Media Question

A prominent and entrepreneurial Twin Cities meteorologist responds in depth to a question from a journalist seeking opinions on whether climate scientists should engage with the media and the public on policy issues.

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Nuclear Arms Talks Seen as Useful ‘Experiment’ for Climate Negotiations

Large multinational climate talks are going nowhere fast, two outside observers conclude, saying targeted talks involving just the largest greenhouse gas emitting countries are worth a try.

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Scientist Mann, Columnist Kristof Take on ‘Neglected’ Topic

One of the nation’s most highly visible climate scientists, Michael Mann, and NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof double-team the ‘most neglected’ issue missing from much mainstream news coverage … climate change and the role of scientists in addressing it.

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