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

COMMUNICATIONS

An analysis in Environmental Communication points out that acceptance of scientific consensus is not needed for the public to support solutions to environmental problems.

Campaigning on Climate Science Consensus May Backfire, Warn Scholars (Phys.org)

RESEARCH

A new study in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that recommended ways to reduce our personal climate impact aren’t always the best — but uncovered which actually are the most effective.

We Need to Talk About the Most Effective Ways to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint (Anthropocene)

ADVOCACY

At a special screening of the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” the former Vice President talked about why he’s confident we can meet the climate challenge.

Al Gore Says He’s More Optimistic About Paris Climate Deal (The Associated Press)

13-year-old Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams of Portland, Oregon, show age is no obstacle to that task.

These Middle-School Students Are Taking Action on Climate Change (Yale Climate Connections)

SOLUTIONS

States are cleaning up and greening up in the areas of food, transportation, and energy.

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate (Climate Central)

L.A. Metro Wants to Spend $138 Million on Electric Buses. The Goal: An Emission-Free Fleet by 2030 (The Los Angeles Times)

South Miami Just Made a Huge Rooftop Solar Decision (Climate Central)

This story shared the latest advances in making electric cars a standard way to travel:

Electric Cars: The Innovation of Design, Batteries, and Charging Stations (The Exchange, NHPR)

POLITICS

Republican openness to green energy and climate action could portend progress.

Is a Conservative Climate Movement Heating Up?  (Inside Climate News)

The Golden State’s renewed, bipartisan commitment to its cap-and-trade program offers a role model for governments.

California Shows How States Can Lead on Climate Change (The New York Times)

 

 

 

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