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Search below for resources covering the intersection of climate engagement, social science and data analytics.

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Climate Emotions Wheel

Climate Mental Health Network
Research & Articles
06-12-2024

Emotions wheels have long been a valuable tool for psychologists to help people better understand and interpret their feelings.

Climate Doom to Messy Hope: Climate Healing & Resilience

Meghan Wise for UBC Climate Hub's Climate Wellbeing Engagement Network
Research & Articles
06-12-2024

Grounded in a commitment to fostering deeper understandings and connections, this theory-to-practice handbook aims to support mindful and proactive navigation of the escalating impacts of climate change on individual and community mental health and wellbeing.

Research & Articles
05-22-2024

Misinformation about environmental issues is prominent on social media. This research found the following activity that contained misinformation or negative narratives related to the environment, particularly motivations about the environmental movement (from May 15-21, 2024): 2,000 X posts with more than 10 reposts; 1,000 Facebook posts with more than 10 engagements; 70 TikTok posts; 300 Telegram posts with more than 1,000 views; 90 Truth Social posts with more than 10 retruths; 60 Gab posts with more than 10 reposts. Some topics include “Texas wind turbine graveyard proves green movement isn’t green” and “Jordan Peterson asserts climate science is an appalling scam.”

CLIMATE REALITY ON-SCREEN: THE CLIMATE CRISIS IN POPULAR FILMS, 2013-22

The Buck Lab for Climate and Environment at Colby College and Good Energy, a nonprofit story consultancy for the age of climate change
Research & Articles
04-30-2024

In July 2023, as the world experienced its hottest day, week, month, and year in recorded history, UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared that “the era of global warming has ended” and “the era of global boiling has arrived.”1 The world is not acting quickly enough to respond to the pace of climate change. As NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus observed, “we are losing Earth on our watch.” We are living through a crisis that touches every aspect of our lives, and therefore has a place in every contemporary story. Today, films set in the present or near future that do not include climate change can be considered what they are: fantasy. But there are too few studies examining whether popular films reflect our climate reality. This gap in knowledge prevents us from understanding climate visibility and represen- tation in popular entertainment, as well as the related challenges and opportunities. The Climate Reality Check, a Bechdel–Wallace Test for a World on Fire, pro- vides audience members, screenwriters, filmmakers, studios, and researchers with a straightforward way to evaluate whether climate change is represented—or omitted—in any narrative.3 This two-part, binary evaluation tool is simple, illuminat- ing, and powerful.

Pathways to Power Workshop

Darren Kwong, The Movement Cooperative; Keira Stearns, Analyst Institute; Jack Zhou, Climate Advocacy Lab
Research & Articles
04-02-2024

How are you measuring your organization’s efforts and advances towards meaningful long-term change? Would you like to begin the process of identifying a unique set of metrics that best suit your organizational goals and power-building strategies?

Environmental Polling Roundup - March 29th, 2024

David Gold, Environmental Polling Consortium
Research & Articles
03-29-2024

This post includes climate and environment headlines, data points, and key takeaways from recent public polls - including new polling and research on the EPA's vehicle emissions rules, utilities, and people’s emotional responses to climate change.

 

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Research & Articles
03-27-2024

The closer we get to the 2024 presidential election, the more sketchy information out there about electric cars. GOP polling has shown that attacking electric vehicle (EV) policy has been “amazing” for Republicans. Even the New York Times op-ed section has been fooled by EV arguments. In a recent column, Ross Douthat complained that Biden’s new EPA regulations tell American consumers: “If you like your [gas-powered] car, I don’t want you to keep it.” This is, at best, highly misleading.

Climate Reporting Resources

Climate Central
Research & Articles
03-12-2024

A roundup of science-based reporting resources can help bring climate change context into a range of stories. Most adults in the U.S. (72%) are convinced that global warming is happening, yet only 58% understand that human activities are the main cause. Local news is uniquely positioned to fill these knowledge gaps and inform the public on the causes and consequences of climate change — especially during extreme weather events. A new report from Nielsen and Climate Central analyzed four recent extreme weather events in the U.S.