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October 2014

Yale Study: 65% of Republicans Support Carbon Regs

By Climate Policy, politics, Psycho

The Yale Project on Climate Communication brings us work that shows us climate regulations are far behind. A very significant majority of republicans support. This study also looked at Conservative Catholics vs. Conservative non-Catholics. Overall, 65 percent of Republicans support policies to reduce global warming. Breaking down Catholics, 71 percent of Catholic Republicans and 64…

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Maximizing Climate Change Outreach Post Extreme Weather

By Extreme Weather, Messaging, Psycho

This study uses 1,008 survey participants to evaluate where extra effort should be applied to leverage  increasing awareness in climate issues after extreme weather events. Extreme weather has already increased because of warming in some circumstances (including cold weather extremes) and experiencing extreme weather increases climate change awareness of individuals. This work suggest using extreme…

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Are Alternative Energy Sources Driving Up Energy Prices?

By alternatives, Austin, solar, wind energy

Forbe’s states: “Higher electricity prices in states producing the most wind power are taking a devastating toll on disposable incomes and the overall economy… From 2008-2013 electricity prices rose an average of 20.7 percent in the top 10 wind power states, which is seven-fold higher than the national electricity price increase of merely 2.8 percent.”…

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