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Megan Mullin: Politics or Personal Experience? Americans’ Attitudes Toward Climate Change

December 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

>>It’s my great pleasure to welcome Megan Mullin to our group here. Megan’s a political scientist. She got her undergrad degree and PhD from UC Berkeley in political science and then spent, let’s see, nine years at Temple. And in 2014, she moved to Duke where she is the Associate Professor of Environmental Politics at

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“Megan Mullin: Politics or Personal Experience? Americans’ Attitudes Toward Climate Change”

Climate change: Why we need 70% of U.S. politicians to unite | Daniel Esty

December 11, 2019 at 3:49 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

So when I served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the late 1980s and early 1990s climate change first came onto the public agenda in a big way, and there was at the time a UN process launched to think about this issue. There was, in fact, the inner governmental panel on climate change

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Climate change and political polarization | IN 60 SECONDS

December 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Republicans and Democrats differ significantly about the causes of climate change, its seriousness, and what ought to be done about it. 85% of Democrats compared to 34% of Republicans in an October CBS News poll say global warming is caused mostly by human activity. In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal question from December, 71% of

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“Climate change and political polarization | IN 60 SECONDS”

Why Untitled Goose Game Won’t Stop Talking Politics

December 8, 2019 at 8:24 am | Blog | Colt Stanton -

This week, Untitled Goose Game creators House House attempted to influence voters in the upcoming UK general election. The studio’s official Twitter account has urged UK fans to vote for the left-wing Labour party, going so far as to display everyone’s favourite naughty goose with a red rose, the party’s official symbol. This should come

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Why Should Young People Give a Shit About the Election? | Ash Sarkar

December 7, 2019 at 12:25 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Why should young people give a shit? Because we’re fucked! So my generation basically is a complete write-off. We are laden with debt if we went to University and if we didn’t go to university you are locked out of quality employment. What’s more is that there is a generational concentration of wealth. So one

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Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!

December 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

[MUSIC] We need to get something straight. Evolution by natural selection is a theory. So is climate change. But people keep saying that like it’s a bad thing… [MUSIC] I get it, I understand your frustration. We’re all searching for ultimate hashtag #truth, and complex, challenging ideas don’t always fit nice and neatly in our

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“Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… EXPLAINED!”

What is the Green New Deal?

December 2, 2019 at 7:25 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk about something called the green new deal from some Democrats in the US, the Labour party in the UK and school strikers around the world. But what exactly is it and why does it matter? In the simplest terms, in America, the green new deal is a proposed

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“What is the Green New Deal?”

Republicans Pack Senate Climate Caucus With Climate Change Deniers

December 1, 2019 at 12:25 pm | Blog | Colt Stanton -

Last month, the Senate created the climate solutions caucus. Now this is a caucus made up of both Democrats and Republicans, and their goal is to meet with scientists, meet with activists, understand the science behind climate change, and then use their understanding of it and the words of these scientists and people who know

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“Republicans Pack Senate Climate Caucus With Climate Change Deniers”