Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland

Maryland has been a national leader in assessing its vulnerability to climate change and developing strategies that will reduce the severity of the changes, and their effects on the state. Public engagement is an important asset in these efforts. The Consortium supports the many state organizations – local and state governments, non-profits, businesses and universities – currently communicating about ways to prevent further climatic change, and prepare for the effects that are already manifest.

Surveys

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Climate Change & Energy: Public Attitudes, Behaviors and Policy Support

In this report we present findings about attitudes, behaviors, and policy preferences regarding energy and climate change based on a sample of 2,126 state residents. By randomly sampling across each of the state’s four distinct geographical and cultural regions, we are able to generalize to these areas, and the state as a whole. Selected key…

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Public Health, Energy & Climate Change

In this report, we present findings about public perceptions and policy preferences regarding the health implications of energy choices and climate change in Maryland from a mail survey of 2,126 people randomly selected across the state. Selected key findings include: Air pollution, insect-borne diseases, violent storms, climate change, and heat waves are all seen as…

Recent Resources

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June 2014 Message Toolkit

While Maryland currently has a plan to reduce its carbon pollution 25% by 2020, the state will be revisiting it in 2016. Thus in this election year, Marylanders may want to especially consider voting for officials who will make the best decisions for the state in reaching its climate goals in…

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May 2014 Message Toolkit

As we shake off the winter and undertake spring cleaning, think about cleaning up your commute — or at least your trip to the store for more milk — by biking instead of driving. Marylanders face some of the longest commutes in the country, but even so, more than one-third of all trips…

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April 2014 Message Toolkit

Very shortly, birds will be singing, days will be getting longer, and trees will be sending out buds and blossoms. It’s the time of year when many of us feel that familiar tickle in the back of our throats, signaling the beginning of allergy season. As the days become warmer, smog…