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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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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 climate change

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

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Breaking bad habits & creating good ones

A huge amount of energy use is habitual. So how can bad energy habits be broken, and good ones put in their place?

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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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Visual communication of climate change

Images are powerful communication tools – but they have proven to be something of a sticking point for climate change communicators. How can images best be used to communicate climate change?

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Latest blog posts

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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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You say “Global Warming”. I say “Climate Change”- Let’s call the whole thing off!

George Marshall argues that debates over whether 'climate change' or 'global warming' is the right label detracts from the bigger divisions that come from values, ideology and the absence of social/cultural meanings

May 29, 2014 No Comments
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