Friday, January 25, 2013

The Meme Climate Communicators are Betting On : Collide-a-Scape
Again, if the latest Pew survey is any measure, it doesn’t appear that the climate change = severe weather today frame is leading people (at the time being) to prioritize global warming over other enduring concerns, such as the economy.

Nonetheless, this is the frame that climate communicators and activists are now putting all their chips on. We should know within a year or two if it pays off.
The Breakthrough Institute - Partisans, the Weather or the Economy?
In a report released today, the Pew Center for People and the Press details the issues that Americans view as the "top priority for the President and Congress," with the economy and jobs dominating the list for the fourth straight year (the national debt is a close third). Out of 21 possible priorities, protecting the environment ranks #12 and dealing with global warming -- for the fourth straight year -- ranks last.
Twitter / BjornLomborg: Real Danish electricity prices ...
Real Danish electricity prices increased 75% since 1979. Denmark now highest price in world&highest wind power share.
Twitter / BigJoeBastardi: Frigid Temperatures May Linger ...
Frigid Temperatures May Linger in U.S. Northeast for Three Weeks via well what do you know?
Who's lunch when CEOs schmooze NGOs at Davos? | Reuters
(Reuters) - Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo has a packed agenda at the World Economic Forum; the South African human rights activist, who a decade ago faced down riot police in Davos with thousands of other protesters, is being courted by big business.

"All my meetings with the CEOs are requested by them and not by me," Naidoo told Reuters inside the WEF congress centre, between constant interruptions as delegates stopped to greet the head of the world's biggest environmental group.

Naidoo said one CEO told him why he is in such demand: "He said 'Some of my peers are desperate to get you at the table because they hope that they then might not be on your menu'."

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