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Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and useful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective solutions for addressing climate change. 

COMMUNICATIONS

Here, paleoclimate scientist Sarah Myhre shared the best ways to communicate risk.

Treading the Fine Line Between Climate Talk and Alarmism: One Scientist’s View (Live Science)

RESEARCH

Getting science wrong has consequences, and that’s certainly true of climate science. Jennifer Raff, a professor at the University of Kansas, offered an 11-step plan to parse academic articles.

How to Read and Understand a Scientific Paper: a Guide for Non-Scientists (London School of Economics and Politics Science blog)

ADVOCACY

A Q&A with Al Gore revealed why he remains optimistic about Earth’s biggest challenge.

The Green Revolution Is ‘Unstoppable’ (National Geographic)

A profile of California’s governor explored what motivates his environmental leadership.

Meet Jerry Brown, from ‘Gov. Moonbeam’ to Climate Beacon (E&E News)

SOLUTIONS

Climate change is raising temperatures, especially in cities. This article looked at the best ways to use green space to cool off urban areas.

What If We Could Design Cities to Minimize the ‘Heat Island’ Effect? (Anthropocene)

POLITICS

Many energy execs who met with EPA chief Scott Pruitt said they’d still like to have efficiency standards on the books to help them plan for the future—and that they won’t be building new coal plants.

Energy CEOs Tell EPA Admin Pruitt They Want Carbon Regulation (E&E News)

The U.S. Conference of Mayors  was held in Miami, where city heads focused on the need for local leaders to be the front lines of collective  climate action.

Mayors: Look to Us, Not Washington, for Results (The Washington Post)

POLLS

ecoAmerica’s American Climate Perspectives Survey for June 2017 found that no matter their political affiliation, most people agreed or strongly agreed that we should communicate our dreams, not our fears, and that spending time in nature is beneficial to kids’ health.

9 of 10 Americans Agree: We Should Speak to Our Children About a Future with Thriving, Healthy Nature (ecoAmerica)

A Harvard-Harris poll found that more than two -hirds of American voters want the United States to negotiate a new international climate change pact rather than pull out of the Paris Agreement.

Poll: Voters Want US to Seek New Climate Pact to Replace Paris (The Hill)

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