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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 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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Making climate science simple & understandable

Climate Change is a challenge for communicators – it is a complex and incomplete body of scientific knowledge. But there are ways and means of talking about climate change that can make it more straightforward.

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Social norms & social networks

Social norms and social networks are critical for effectively communicating about climate change.

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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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Communicating adaptation in Scotland

COIN's Talking Climate team have partnered with Adaptation Scotland to produce a practical ‘how-to’ guide on values-based communication.

Dec 18, 2014 No Comments
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The greatest story never told

What is it that allows us to under­stand some­thing is true, but act as if it is not? How is it pos­sible to sep­arate what we know from what we care about and what we do?

Dec 17, 2014 No Comments
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Science won’t win over the climate change sceptics — we need stories

People respond better to stories of cli­mate change solu­tions than a bitter argu­ment about its causes.

Dec 15, 2014 No Comments
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Will geoengineering make people give up cutting their carbon footprint?

Wealthier people are more susceptible to the trap of saying they won’t take action on emissions when they know engineering the planet’s climate is a possibility.

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments
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How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life

We all want to trust and be trusted. It reinforces the systems and practices that make normal life possible. But what happens if tackling climate change asks us to re-align these deep networks of everyday, implicit trust?

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments
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What sort of story is climate change? And how should it be told?

The Royal Court’s current production of 2071 with climate scientist Chris Rapley illustrates that when bringing science and the arts together the focus needs to be on respons-ability, not resbons-ibility.

Nov 13, 2014 2 Comments
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