NewEnergyNews: TO CHANGE A CLIMATE DOUBTER’S MIND

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Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global New Energy Rising Fast
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-India To Buy 4.5GW Of Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Saudi Study Finds High Hopes In Kite Wind
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-The EV Future Is At Hand
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, October 19:

  • TTTA Thursday- Greenpeace Report Card On IT Green
  • TTTA Thursday- Solar, Utilities Still Fighting For Smart Policy
  • TTTA Thursday-Texas Shifts Love To Wind From Coal
  • TTTA Thursday-Flying Amazon Drone To Charge EVs On The Go
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Can California hit 1.5M zero-emission vehicles by 2025?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Corporate demand pushes new generation of utility green tariffs
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: Global Nuclear Now
  • QUICK NEWS, October 17: Top 5 Climate Change Solutions; EVs To Lead By 2030; Diversity In Solar
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How Get The Stacked Values Of Battery Storage
  • QUICK NEWS, October 16: Worse Than ‘The New Normal’; New Energy To The Rescue; How Rooftop Solar Cuts Everybody’s Power Bills
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    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, October 21-22:

  • Here Comes The EV Invasion
  • EPA Proposes Ratepayer Subsidy For Coal And Nukes
  • Breakthroughs In Climate Change Begin With Communication

    Thursday, October 01, 2015

    TO CHANGE A CLIMATE DOUBTER’S MIND

    Emphasizing co-benefits motivates people to take action on climate change; A study shows people are more likely to support climate action if they know about the many extra benefits of doing so.

    John Abraham, 1 October 2015 (The Guardian)

    “…[P]eople can be motivated to act on climate change [by emphasizing co-benefits, according to Co-benefits of Addressing Climate Change can Motivate Action Around the World. For example,] green spaces and parks cool the city, provide places of recreation and exercise, and generally improve the quality of life beyond merely pollution…[Such extra benefits fall] into four categories: development, benevolence, dysfunction, and competence…[When the authors] asked how these co-benefits would influence peoples’ motivation to act on climate…they found [m]otivations to act on climate change were clearly related to beliefs about co-benefits, especially for economic and scientific development (development co-benefit) and for building a more caring community (benevolence co-benefit)…Communicating climate science and co-benefits of action should be complementary, not competing, strategies [according to the authors]...” click here for more

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