Anna Mazhirov, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 3

Anna Mazhirov was the Senior Research Assistant for the Columbia Climate Center, where she worked on climate change communication and carbon management education. Graduating Duke University in 2010, she received a degree in English and Environmental Science & Policy. She contributed to "The Psychology of Climate Change Communication," while interning for the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. As well as writing about the environment, Anna has created nonfiction multimedia content for the Middle East Fellowship, the Jazz Loft Project, and Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies. Her interests include biodiversity and conservation and documentary media.

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Climate News Roundup: Week of 9/04

Hurricanes Underscore Insurers’ Lack of Climate Change Readiness,, Sept 6 In a press conference to announce the publication of a new report, Sharlene Leurig, senior manager of the insurance program at Ceres and author of the report, stated, “2011 has been a painful and important reminder that changing climate will inflict damage across the… read more

by |September 9, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 8/21

Standing Against Oil Sands – and Standing for the Climate, Time, Aug 22 Scores of people have been arrested in front of the White House in an ongoing protest urging President Obama to block construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil from western Canada’s tar sands developments to the United… read more

by |August 26, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 8/07

Climate Bonds to Fund Clean Energy Development, While Providing Fixed Income, Sustainable Business, Aug 9 In 2009, an international think tank decided the global bond market could play a central role in financing clean energy projects, while providing attractive fixed income returns to investors. The International Network for Sustainable Financial Markets launched the Climate Bonds Initiative to foster… read more

by |August 12, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 7/10

Climate Change Drives Disease in Crucial Seaweed Species, Study Finds, Reuters, Jul 12 A new study from the University of New South Wales in Sydney links the spread of disease in a type of seaweed that is critical for marine life to climate change. Through field and lab observations, the researchers discovered that in warmer… read more

by |July 15, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 6/26

Prodigal Plankton Returns to the Atlantic, Discovery News, Jun 26 According to researchers with the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, a species of plankton called Neodenticula seminae is an Atlantic resident again, 800,000 years after it became extinct in the ocean. The microscopic plant has been documented with sufficient frequency over the last… read more

by |July 1, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 6/19

Climate Change Lawsuit Against Utilities Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court, Bloomberg, June 20 States can’t invoke federal law to force utilities to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, shutting off one avenue for groups that advocate bolder steps against climate change. The unanimous ruling is a victory for five companies — American Electric… read more

by |June 24, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 6/12

California re-embraces carbon market, Reuters, June 13 After a court ordered California to consider alternatives to cap and trade, the Air Resources Board published a 120-page policy analysis on Monday, examining five approaches to cut emissions, including a carbon tax, direct regulation of power plants and big factories, and a cap-and-trade system. The report concludes… read more

by |June 17, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 5/15

Climate Scientist Fears His “Wedges” Made It Seem Too Easy, National Geographic, May 17 In their 2004 paper, “Stabilization Wedges: Solving the Climate Problem for the Next 50 Years with Current Technologies,” Princeton physics and engineering professor, Robert Socolow, and his colleague, ecologist Stephen Pacala proposed a theory to check any increase in greenhouse gas… read more

by |May 20, 2011
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Climate News Roundup: Week of 5/01

California Gambles on Carbon Trade, New York Times, May 1 California state regulators are working to prepare for the January 1rst start of the multibillion-dollar carbon market, which will be the first in the U.S., after a lawsuit delayed the process. The courts are still a challenge with opponents striking from both the left and… read more

by |May 6, 2011

Communicating with the Six Americas of Climate Change

The 2009 study by the Yale Project on Climate Change and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, “Global Warming’s Six Americas: An Audience Segmentation Analysis,” classified Americans based on their views on climate change into six groups (Alarmed, Concerned, Cautious, Disengaged, Doubtful, Dismissive). This report helped climate communicators distinguish and better attune… read more

by |April 14, 2011