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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Adapting to Climate Change & Sea Level Rise

According to a survey released by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in conjunction with George Mason University and the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland, almost three-quarters of Marylanders (73%) say they want their state and local governments to take actions to protect their communities against the impacts of climate change, and more than half…

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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…

Recent Resources

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September 2014 Message Toolkit

While the summer of 2014 has been surprisingly cool, over time, the frequency, duration, and severity of extreme heat events will likely increase due to climate change, especially during the hottest months of the year – July and August…

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July / August 2014 Message Toolkit

While the summer of 2014 has been surprisingly cool, over time, the frequency, duration, and severity of extreme heat events will likely increase due to climate change, especially during the hottest months of the year – July and August…

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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…