Navigating Tricky Thanksgiving Climate Conversations

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Thanksgiving is almost here! And that means many of us will inevitably get into conversations with loved ones who hold differing opinions about climate change. This year in particular, folks around the country have experienced significant weather events. So many of us have personal experiences we can speak to during this time. Yet as we...
At its heart, climate change is a social change problem. Canadians care and worry about the issue, yet most are not taking action on a scale the climate emergency requires. That is what Re.Climate, Canada’s first Climate Communication and Engagement Centre, aims to change. The new organization aims to generate a social mandate for strong...
On April 5, Cara Pike and Ashwini Prabha moderated a roundtable conversation with five experts. The panelists shared insights on how to make the case for expansion of clean energy at this critical time while being sensitive to people’s concerns, the complexity of the situation and the life and death situations people in Ukraine are...
The extraction, production, and use of gas is harmful to human health, damages ecosystems, and fuels the climate crisis. The terminology of “natural gas” has led to widespread misunderstanding of its threats to health, safety, and the climate. Americans widely view gas as being affordable and reliable, and the recent introduction of bans on gas...
Those advocating for a fossil fuel phase out and fair energy transition must scale up efforts to tell a new story about the benefits of a fossil fuel-free world and how we get there. On behalf of the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, Climate Access produced the Phase Out Fossil Fuel and Fast Track Clean Energy...
At its heart, climate change is a social change problem. Canadians care and worry about the issue, yet most are not taking action on a scale the climate emergency requires.  That is what Re.Climate, Canada’s first Climate Communication and Engagement Centre, aims to change. The new organization aims to generate a social mandate for strong climate leaders and bold policies, and spark action to cut climate pollution and...
The brutal attack by Russia on Ukraine in combination with the shortfall in fossil fuel production and rebound in demand for oil and gas has led to soaring prices and market uncertainty across the globe. During this crisis, the fossil fuel industry and political allies are pushing for increased production to replace Russian resources, undermining...
What do Canadians really think about climate change? Canadians overwhelmingly say they are concerned about climate change and opinion is crystallizing at the “very concerned” end of the spectrum. In our latest roundup of public opinion research, there are several positive trends for communicators. Tailwinds for communicators: Crystallizing concern: Half of the public now think...
The majority of Canadians are increasingly concerned about climate change and are willing to engage in a conversation about the transition away from fossil fuels.  At the same time, the public is still not clear about the major causes of climate change, the threats or the path forward. Demand for climate action is high, but...
On June 23, leading climate researchers and campaigners from across Canada and the United States came together for a half-day workshop focused on sharing the latest research and strategies for engaging women on climate. Watch the session recordings here: Women+Climate: Perspectives, motivations and myths panel ft Dr. Connie Roser-Renouf (George-Mason University), Dr. Melanee Thomas (University...