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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

Climate scientist and friend of ecoAmerica Katharine Hayhoe explains that mutual respect is a key component of effective climate discussions.
There Must Be More Productive Ways To Talk About Climate Change (NPR)

RESEARCH

A new study found that people who are exposed to the techniques of science misinformation are more resistant to its effects.
Study: To Beat Science Denial, Inoculate Against Misinformers’ Tricks (Guardian)

Another study found that people who believe their individual behaviors can make a difference on climate change are more likely to take action.
If You Believe You Can Affect Climate Change, You Will (Psych Central News)

PROGRESS

The intentional diversity of the Peoples Climate March may be an indication that the movement is becoming more inclusive – and that can make all the difference.
The Face of Environmentalism Isn’t So White Anymore. That’ll Define Its Success Today. (Vox)

ACTION (AND INACTION)

The Bonn Climate Change Conference opened on May 8, featuring an unusually small U.S. delegation. These annual, intersessional talks are usually low-key affairs, but this year’s talks are different due to the uncertainty surrounding US climate commitments.
Global Climate Talks Open With Tiny U.S. Delegation. Here’s What to Watch (InsideClimate News)

The Trump administration postponed its decision on whether to stay in the Paris agreement until after the G7 summit in late May.
Trump Delaying Decision on Paris Climate Deal (Associated Press)

The other leaders at the summit are expected to make their case for staying in the agreement.
G7 Seen Urging Trump to Stick With Climate Pact at Summit (Reuters)

POLITICS

President Trump’s plans to roll back Obama’s climate policies hit a snag on Wednesday, when three GOP senators broke with their party and voted to uphold a methane regulation.
Bid to Revoke Obama Methane Rule Fails in Surprise U.S. Senate Vote (Reuters)

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