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A clean, green science machine”

There is a cer­tain irony that the sci­entific com­munity has one of the highest carbon foot­prints. This is mainly down to […]

Mar 27, 2015 No Comments
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From financial to ‘cultural’ divestment

If the divestment movement is to break into the mainstream, we need cultural as well as financial change

Mar 10, 2015 No Comments
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Personal climate stories

How is cli­mate change affecting people around the world right now? Ask a sci­entist this ques­tion, and they will tell you […]

Mar 5, 2015 3 Comments
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Alternating climate impacts: stories about security?

If hosepipe bans follow suspiciously quickly from flood warnings, how can we build a narrative about alternating climate impacts?

Feb 24, 2015 No Comments
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The social consensus on flooding and climate change

A new study finds that those directly affected by floods are more likely to agree climate change is a serious issue - and offers pointers for how to engage the public more effectively around flood risks

Jan 30, 2015 No Comments
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Why its good to laugh at climate change

Can comedy about climate change cut through the social silence?

Jan 22, 2015 No Comments
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Connecting on Climate: a new communications guide

A new report from the excel­lent Columbia University ‘Centre for Research on Environmental Decisions’ team, and the cam­paign group eco­America, […]

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments
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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 1 Comment
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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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Top climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on climate change communication

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, shares her thoughts on communicating climate change.

Nov 10, 2014 No Comments
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How social psychology can help us understand – and even alter – people’s responses to climate change

Kelly Fielding from the University of Queensland explains the important role social psychology can play in engaging people with climate change.

Oct 28, 2014 No Comments
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Pictures — it’s a matter of perspective

Why a deeper understanding of how images are produced and consumed is so important for the climate change conversation.

Oct 16, 2014 No Comments
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For the love of…what exactly?

How can the 'For the Love Of...' campaign move from being a slogan to a rallying call for the climate change movement?

Oct 10, 2014 No Comments
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A sense of energy

At the Welsh Government Senedd building in Cardiff Bay, 100s of people – from national politi­cians to school chil­dren – […]

Oct 2, 2014 No Comments
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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 2 Comments
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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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