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Changing the Climate Conversation to Conservation

August 31st, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

Polls show Americans are less concerned about climate change today, down 12 percent over the past 10 years, and in some parts of the country the term “global warming” is practically taboo. So why then are some of the states with the biggest populations of global-warming skeptics also some of the states making the biggest investments in renewable energy? energyNOW! correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visited Kansas, where some clean energy advocates say they’ve figured out what it takes to convince climate-change skeptics to invest in renewables and energy efficiency. Their advice: stop talking about global warming and change the conversation to energy conservation.

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