Our Climate Matters program recruited its 900th TV weathercaster, and the Climate Matters in the Newsroom program recruited its 600th journalist.
Our Spring 2020 Climate Change in the American Mind survey showed that, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a near record number of Americans remained worried about climate change—a finding covered by the New York Times. We also found that support for climate action is likely to be a significant voter winner in the 2020 election. Mid-pandemic, our survey team showed our support for America’s health community by conducting a poll to help focus their COVID education efforts.
The Medical Society Consortium for Climate and Health continued to grow briskly—despite the pandemic—bringing the total of member societies to 29. With our partners, we greatly expanded support for the Climate, Health & Equity Policy Action Agenda, with more than 150 organizations endorsing the policy agenda. Our focus on states grew briskly as well—with educational activities in 19 states.
Our in-house misinformation expert, John Cook, released Cranky Uncles vs. Climate Change, a humorous cartoon-based book that teaches people how to spot and debunk climate misinformation. He also crowd-funded and developed the Cranky Uncle smartphone game to help younger people become master misinformation debunkers.