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EPA Knowledge Building Series: Communicating Climate Change

2011

Part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Change Knowledge Building Series, this document provides information and advice on how to communicate climate change to give audiences a better understanding of the issue. The guide includes strategies for a wide range of audiences, from young students to community and business leaders.

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Conveying the Human Implications of Climate Change: A Climate Change Communication Primer for Public Health Professionals

2011

This primer was developed to help public health professionals communicate the health implications of climate change to the public, for policy makers, and for other professionals whose work is - or will be - affected by climate change. The report addresses how to "get the message right" on the climate change implications for public health, and how to get the message out. 

Authors or Affiliated Users: Edward Maibach, Matthew Nisbet, Melinda Weathers

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Building Green: A Success Story in Philadelphia (YouTube video)

December 20, 2010

In 2010, EPA's Office of Water produced this 11-minute video which highlights innovative efforts by green builders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who are helping protect and restore environmental quality and beautify the city.

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Climate Change Tree Atlas

October 26, 2010

The Climate Change Tree Atlas helps determine current and future suitable habitat and distribution of 134 tree species in the Eastern United States based on current climate and projected suitable habitat for the year 2100. The Atlas provides detailed information on environmental characteristics defining these distributions for each species, and can be used to develop large-scale projections of species responses to climate change. By taking current distributions of tree habitat in the U. S.

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EPA Fact Sheet: Climate Change Science Facts

April 2010

This document, produced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presents a basic scientific overview to help explain the significant causes and effects of climate change.

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NCSU Climate Change and Society Professional Science Master's Program

The Climate Change and Society Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree program at North Carolina State University (NCSU) is a multidisciplinary one year program of academic training in the emerging field of climate adaptation. The degree program is intended for students interested in careers in planning or policy and professionals working in government agencies or private sector firms concerned with any aspect of planning or setting policies affected by global climate change. The program provides the training for combining climate change science and climate-sensitive social-economic sector information - for the development of sound decisions for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change.

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USFWS National Conservation Training Center (NCTC)

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) provides training opportunities for FWS staff to increase their  knowledge of climate science and climate change as they relate to resource management. NCTC also partners with others to bring field scientists and practitioners new learning opportunities in the form of on-line courses, workshops, and webinars. While some courses are specifically designed for Fish and Wildlife Service employees, most are relevant to any conservation professional.

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EPA Local Government Climate Adaptation Training

This online training was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to introduce local government decision-makers to the implications of climate change, the concept of climate adaptation, as well as provide examples of successful local government adaptive actions. Completing the online training video will take about 30 minutes.

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NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

2010

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to educate and mobilize communities to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color in the United States and around the world. NAACP explains that race - even more than class - is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country; while communities of color and low income communities are often the hardest hit by climate change.

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Building Public Support for Floodplain Management: Guidebook

February 2010

This document provides guidance to enable better communication by floodplain managers to community stakeholders in regard to changes in flooding conditions and regulations. This is a particularly challenging field because, as the authors explain, current (as of 2010) economic incentives created by the National Flood Insurance Program make mitigating hazards in flood-prone areas difficult. Consequently, the report explains how floodplain managers can better understand stakeholders' goals, explain flood hazards, provide explanations of new policies, and implement outreach and education programs.

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