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-Three Top Takeaways From The Bonn Climate Summit
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Seven Global New Energy Trends
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-World’s First Floating Wind Project Goes Online
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-VW Commits $11.8BIL EV Spend In China
  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, November 16:

  • TTTA Thursday-Big Thumbs Up For Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’
  • TTTA Thursday- Trends In Global New Energy Through 2040
  • TTTA Thursday-How Wind Energy Learned To Be Better
  • TTTA Thursday-The Secret To See-Through Solar
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: Does New Energy threaten power reliability?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: How the Colorado decoupling proposal united Xcel and distributed energy advocates
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How Distributed Solar Is Cutting Aussie’s Power Costs
  • QUICK NEWS, November 14: Green Roofs To Fight Climate Change; Solar Tariffs Threaten National Security; Unions Back Great Lakes Wind
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: U.S. Solar Is Growing Diversity With Power
  • QUICK NEWS, November 13: Sponge Cities Can Help The Climate Fight; Surf’s Down – Wave Power Travails; Powering Homes With Car Batteries
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    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

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    Research Associate and Contributing Editor Jessica R. Wunder

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    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

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  • WEEKEND VIDEOS, November 18-19:

  • Global New Energy To Boom Through 2040
  • The Power Of The Sun
  • World’s First Floating Wind Project

    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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