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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.

RESEARCH

According to a poll taken June 2-4, 72 percent of Americans agree “that given the amount of greenhouse gases that it produces, the United States should take aggressive action to slow global warming.” However, most still rank the environment low on their list of priorities for the country.
Most Americans Want ‘Aggressive’ Action on Climate Change: Reuters/Ipsos Poll (CNBC)

ADVOCACY

In the wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a number of civic organizations and businesses have pledged to honor the commitments of the agreement. Called “We Are Still In,” this coalition includes over 200 cities, at least 12 states, and many of the country’s largest tech companies.
Paris Climate Agreement: Tech Giants Say “We Are Still In” (CBS News)

All of the U.S. Cities, Counties, States, University Presidents, Companies, and Investors Defying Trump’s Stance on Paris (Quartz)

In other encouraging news, some of the fastest progress on clean energy right now is occurring in states led by Republican governors and legislators.
In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving (The New York Times)

COMMUNICATIONS

When John McCain ran for president in 2008, his climate credentials were arguably stronger than Obama’s. How and why have conservative beliefs diverged so far since then? The New York Times has a fascinating analysis.
How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science (The New York Times)

The Daily Climate’s “Climate Characters” series offers insights into the climate opinions of a diverse group of people – and how we might use those insights to reach others like them.

Climate Characters: A Traitor to One Tribe, Welcomed Into Another

Climate Characters: Skeptical Engineer Questions Government Motives

Climate Characters: Meteorologist Stopped Doubting When He Couldn’t Disprove

Climate Characters: Martial Artist Dodges Punches and Climate Change Warnings

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