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climate newsEvery 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.

ADVOCACY

The Peoples Climate March on April 29 drew an estimated 200,000 people to Washington, D.C. and tens of thousands to sister marches across the country.
The Climate March’s Big Tent Strategy Draws a Big Crowd (The Atlantic)

The Climate March showcased many indigenous communities and communities of color – an indication that the climate movement is becoming more inclusive, and more representative of those most affected by climate change.
The Face of Environmentalism Isn’t so White Anymore. That’ll Define Its Success Today. (Vox)

SOLUTIONS

Following a five-year campaign by students and environmental groups, Harvard University is putting its investments in coal, oil, and gas on hold, though they stopped short of a full divestment
Harvard ‘Pausing’ Investments in Some Fossil Fuels (The Guardian)

COMMUNICATIONS

The bipartisan group Partnership for Responsible Growth, advocates of a free-market climate solution, have started airing a series of commercials aimed at conservative leaders in the capitol (and specifically targeting President Trump).
How to Get the Conservative Climate Message to Trump? Put It on TV. (Public Radio International)

The first issue of the Lancet’s new journal, Planetary Health, was published in April. Planetary health is emerging as a new discipline that studies the effects of environmental change on human health. This infographic offers an overview.
Planetary Health: A New Discipline (The Lancet)

Some 500 weather newscasters across the country are using their broadcasts to educate the public about climate change. As trusted experts – and the only scientists most people see regularly – they have an enormous communication opportunity.
Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast (Bloomberg)

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