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Joe Romm- Add Language Intelligence to Climate Knowledge

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Got some knowledge that hasn't gotten through in the climate debate? Giving a speech and need some tips? Want to speak words that really hit people where they live?

Scientist, author and renowned blogger Dr. Joseph Romm has published a new book designed for you.

Language Intelligence: Lessons in Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Lady Gaga has already garnered rave reviews from the environmental community.

Van Jones calls it  "the new must-read." Bill McKibben says, when it comes to the techniques of great speakers, "Romm’s simple volume will let anyone in on the secrets."

Dr. Romm is Senior Fellow of the Center for American Progress, manager of the blog Climate Progress, and former U.S. Asst. Secretary of Energy.

In this 28-min. interview with co-host Daniel Kerbein, Dr. Romm shares some principles from Language Intelligence, and reminds us of how serious our raging climate has become. Industry hacks use simple figures of speech to deny science. We can top them by learning from great orators and writers.

If we want to reclaim a planetary habitat we can live in, we need to stop giving away the debate to the climate kindergarteners. Give them a time-out, once and for all. Control the debate, and we have a chance of regaining control of our planet.

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