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Communicating climate science

The evidence for climate change is so overwhelming that you might expect the facts to speak for themselves. Unfortunately they don't - which means that using the most effective methods for communicating climate science is critical.

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Communicating climate change

What is the best way to create written or spoken materials that really inspire people?

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Encouraging sustainable behaviour

There is now a great deal of information available about how to promote sustainable behaviours – but it can be confusing identifying the evidence that really matters.

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Communicating uncertainty in climate science

Uncertainty about climate change is a major barrier to public engagement. But how much uncertainty is there about the facts of climate change, and how can uncertainty be better communicated?

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Resources for communicating climate change

A comprehensive guide to the best climate change communication resources available online

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Language: words & phrases

Whilst ‘getting the language right’ is only one component of a good communication strategy, words and phrases are still very important.

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Latest blog posts

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Protecting communities from flooding

A new collaboration between COIN and Exeter University will work with a local community in Devon to help build resilience to future flooding events

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments
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Do you know what they know about climate change?

Today saw the launch of a new cli­mate change com­mu­nic­a­tion ini­ti­ative – the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). Staffed […]

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments
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5 strategies for better climate communication

From distance and doom to simplicity and vision - Norway's Per Espen Stoknes and Sigrid Møyner Hohle sift the evidence.

Aug 26, 2014 1 Comment
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Communicating climate change: the view from Sweden

Despite widespread concern, public action on climate change is not forthcoming. Victoria Wibeck asks why...

Aug 5, 2014 3 Comments
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Bring climate change to the front door

Should conversations about climate change start with everyday environmental concerns like littering and anti-social behaviour?

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments
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The language that leaves people behind

For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant. The language needs to be simple and uncontroversial, argues guest blogger Jeremy Porter.

Jun 18, 2014 2 Comments
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