Category Archives: Policy

Communication Implications of the 'Mann-Ornstein Hypothesis'

Can Framing Overcome Political Scheming?

Climate change is mentioned just once in It’s Even Worse Than It Looks, the new book by respected Washington insiders Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein, but the book offers at least two important lessons for climate change communicators.

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Mormon Silence on Climate Change: Why, and What Might It Mean?

Scattered voices of climate concern among members of the Mormon Church can’t drown-out the veritable cone of silence from the church itself on environmental issues. But stereotyping any such large group overlooks important nuances.

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‘False Balance’ in Some Coverage of Carolina Sea-Level Controversy

When lawmakers considered a bill to effectively outlaw sea-level science, some news outlets adopted the ‘he said, she said’ model of reporting on scientific controversy.

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Native Americans and a Changing Climate

They’re among North America’s most vulnerable population groups, and their 95 million acres of tribal lands present Native Americans with a complex array of challenges and opportunities as they confront a warming climate.

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Lack of Leadership on Climate Creates a ‘New Normal’

A series of disappointing national and global efforts leads to hopes that bottom-up local initiatives can overcome a vacuum in leadership and the stalemate that impede progress at the federal and international levels.

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Series on Climate and Major Religions

Presbyterians and Climate Change

Presbyterians, ‘a microcosm of the larger country,’ are taking an aggressive approach to the climate, including a ‘radical act’ in 2006 of urging carbon-neutrality. 

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Series on Climate and Major Religions

The United Church of Christ and Climate Change

Humans carry responsibility — and should take action — United Church of Christ tells its members.

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