Environmental Messaging – Are You Amplifying These Frames?

2018-08-21T17:01:05+00:00August 21st, 2018|Actions You Can Take, Climate Change, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

Most of us are too busy to think. Yet we are constantly exposed to frames that reshape our thinking. For environmentalists, most of the frames we are exposed to are created by fossil fuel and right wing political think tanks. The result is that public opinion moves toward their [...]

Environmental Messaging: Silver Bullets

2018-04-09T14:27:32+00:00April 9th, 2018|Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

The Lone Ranger used them. They’re supposed to kill werewolves. They seem like a cool idea, one that could possess magical powers. But when it comes to environmental messaging, they are not much good. In a previous post I covered the balance of fear and hope required to move [...]

Environmental Messaging: A Poverty of Words

2017-08-12T21:10:31+00:00August 15th, 2017|Boundary Waters, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General|

I love words. I listen to their songs for hidden stories. Like the sounds of water laughing over rocks. The forests speak to me. Yellow aspens chatter. The pines whisper. White clouds are clean and pure. So in the environmental movement, why do I often hear, “We catch more [...]

Movie Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

2017-08-12T20:38:02+00:00August 12th, 2017|Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Climate Science, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

You can’t put together a review of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” without mentioning Al Gore. That’s because the movie is more about Al Gore than it is about new climate revelations or solutions to global warming. In its simplest form, it is a movie of what has [...]

Climate Change Is Real. So What?

2018-03-29T17:39:32+00:00March 21st, 2017|Actions You Can Take, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

Of course climate change is real. So what? Is this really helping? I’d say no. Part I: Given the appointment of climate deniers to key cabinet posts coupled with the rapid rollback of environmental regulations by the Trump Administration, it feels OK to be angry. Scott Pruitt, the new [...]