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Futuristic computer game hopes to beat climate change anxiety

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading. As the editor of an influential newspaper, how would you try to shape public opinion?

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Somehow, a majority of Americans still don't think climate change will affect them

New polling from the Yale Program on Climate Communication suggests that the fact that the planet is warming is once again getting harder to deny, even for those drinking from the poisoned wells of Fox News.

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As extreme weather increases, climate misinformation adapts

Climate scientists have warned for years that a warming planet would cause more extreme storms, like the one that walloped Texas in February, knocking out power and leaving millions in a deep freeze. Yet as the snow fell and the wind howled, some looked for other explanations for the storm and its resulting power outages.

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Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull: Australia’s ambition on climate change is held back by a toxic mix of rightwing politics, media and vested interests

Denial of the reality of global warming and the need to transition to a prosperous clean energy economy is abandoning our responsibilities as much to Australian workers as it is to the world.

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Climate

Listen to climate change podcasts

Understanding the climate crisis is tough. Let these audio storytellers help you understand the problems, and potential solutions.
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Karen Conover: How to combat climate change misinformation

If we ignore the facts, we lose the ability to develop solutions or negotiate good policy.
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House Republicans huddle quietly to plot climate strategy

Roughly two dozen House Republicans met privately in Utah last weekend to try to find ways to "reclaim the narrative" from Democrats on combating climate change and promoting conservation.
Climate

Biden says U.S., Canada to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050

U.S. President Joe Biden says that he and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have agreed to work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

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Facebook ramps up efforts to dispel climate change misinformation

Facebook says it is stepping up efforts to dispute myths and misinformation about climate change, including adding labels to some posts in the UK.
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Greens track deniers ahead of Biden climate push

A coalition of environmentalists is tracking online disinformation about climate change in response to a rising tide of conspiratorial thinking among the American electorate.
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Climate

Why climate change denial still exists in the U.S.

Why does climate denialism continue to influence U.S. politics? Here's a look into who is funding the movement, and why denial is mainly a U.S. problem.

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Toxics

New study urges media outlets to include air pollution data in weather forecasts

Energy giant E.ON is launching a new service to help media outlets include information on air pollution levels in their weather forecasts.

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Climate

'Buddha would be green': Dalai Lama calls for urgent climate action

The Dalai Lama has appealed to world leaders to take urgent action against climate change, warning of ecological destruction affecting the lives of billions and ruining the planet, including his birth country, Tibet.

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UK to ban all online junk food advertising to tackle obesity

The government has estimated that UK children under 16 were exposed to 15bn junk food adverts online last year.

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Climate

How should the media talk about      climate change?

Genevieve Guenther, a former Renaissance scholar, studies how we discuss global warming—and how we don’t.
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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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