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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. 

COMMUNICATIONS

As atmospheric scientist and friend of ecoAmerica Katharine Hayhoe explains here, people already believe in climate change – they just don’t realize it. The key to imparting urgency is connecting the dots among the issues people already care about and showing how those issues are affected.
Yeah, the Weather Has Been Weird (Foreign Policy)

Climate change disproportionately impacts people of color – but news coverage of Trump’s pullout from the Paris Agreement failed to include those voices.
Cable News Ignored People of Color When Covering Trump’s Paris Exit (Grist)

RESEARCH

Water is one of the resources most impacted by climate change. Public opinion expert Dave Metz shares what he’s learned from years of polling on water issues, and how to communicate about water challenges.
Public Opinion Expert Reveals What Americans Think About Water (News Deeply)

ADVOCACY

The number of mayors who have announced their intention to uphold the Paris Agreement is now 305 and counting, representing 61 million Americans.
305 US Climate Mayors Commit to Adopt, Honor and Uphold Paris Climate Agreement Goals (Medium)

SOLUTIONS

According to the Energy Information Administration, American-produced clean energy had its best month ever in March.
Wind, Solar Produce 10 Percent of US Electricity for First Time (The Hill)

POLITICS

Trump announced on June 1 that he plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement – but it’s not quite that simple.
The U.S. Won’t Actually Leave the Paris Climate Deal Anytime Soon (The New York Times)

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