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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 1 Comment
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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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NEW REPORT Science & stories: Bringing the IPCC to life

The facts are not enough: IPCC outputs must be coupled with human stories and powerful narratives to bring the science to life

May 14, 2014 No Comments
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A one way ticket to carbon heaven?

Are carbon offsets for flights a one way ticket to carbon heaven?

May 6, 2014 No Comments
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To segment or not to segment?

Social marketing approaches say 'segment' the audience and 'tailor your message'. Critics say this emphasises differences, downplays commonalities and promotes superficial engagement. Donald Hine and Andrew Driver review the evidence...

May 2, 2014 1 Comment
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Are kids being ‘brainwashed’ on climate change? A teacher responds

Luke Sinnick argues that a recent report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation is selective and biased in its use of evidence: kids are not being 'brainwashed' on climate change.

Apr 16, 2014 2 Comments
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Don’t give up on engaging conservatives

Paul Connor argues that social psychology findings give hope that conservative audiences can be engaged on climate change.

Apr 14, 2014 1 Comment
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COIN’s research informs new climate campaign

How narrative workshops informed a national campaign: Summary of a report for the Climate Coalition

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments
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Must try harder’ on climate change communication

The BBC and the UK government have been singled out for criticism in a new report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee on climate change communication

Apr 2, 2014 1 Comment
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A symphony of reason and emotion

Why pit thoughts and feelings against each other, asks guest blogger Sander van der Linden...climate change is in reality a 'symphony of reason and emotion'.

Mar 25, 2014 No Comments
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Unsustainable practices: why electric cars are a failure of ambition

In this guest post by Nicola Spurling and Dan Welch, of the Sustainable Practices Research Group, they argue that a focus on ‘techno-fix’ solutions to climate change like electric cars simply perpetuate current (unsustainable) practices and represent a failure of ambition.

Feb 28, 2014 2 Comments
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Will UK floods bring an end to climate silence?

There is a possible silver lining to the disastrous floods swamping the UK – an end to public apathy on climate changeclimate

Feb 17, 2014 1 Comment
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Time to stop obsessing about scientific uncertainty?

Human behaviour is an uncertainty that dwarfs all others

Feb 3, 2014 No Comments
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Time for a more Radical Plan?

'Every little helps' is not a proportionate response to climate change. It is time for a more Radical Plan.

Dec 13, 2013 2 Comments
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Why is climate change scepticism such a slippery concept?

Climate sceptic arguments are constantly shifting: no wonder trying to classify and define scepticism is so frustrating.

Nov 27, 2013 4 Comments
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Telling stories about climate change

The sci­ence and politics of cli­mate change get all the atten­tion – the human face of cli­mate change doesn’t get […]

Oct 29, 2013 1 Comment
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The IPCC provides the vocabulary — now its time to weave the prose

If we can assess the state of climate science every five years, shouldn't we be able to do a better job of communicating it?

Oct 22, 2013 1 Comment
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Risk & ideology in the reporting of the IPCC

James Painter argues that a focus on risk, rather than uncertainty, could help bridge the partisan divide in reporting on climate change.

Oct 17, 2013 1 Comment
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Are Christians more likely to be climate sceptics?

What is the relationship between God and green?

Sep 20, 2013 1 Comment
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Will floods & heatwaves convince people to care about climate change?

Why do floods - but not heatwaves - make people think about climate change?

Sep 16, 2013 No Comments
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Communicating climate change by celebrating nature

Celebrating nature offers one way of bringing home to people what the challenge of climate change is all about. And in this way, its a powerful communication message.

Aug 23, 2013 2 Comments
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Frackers: Ignore public values at your peril

A new report finds that fairness, security, affordability and avoiding wastefulness are key to forming public views on energy. Frackers beware!

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments
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Scientists, sceptics, and advocates

Debates about science, scepticism and advocacy in climate change miss the point: it is social and cultural values that determine public engagement with climate change.

Aug 2, 2013 24 Comments
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Morality is missing from debates about behaviour change

Moral values, not facts and figures, will inspire transformative behaviour change. So why do we waste so much time tinkering at the edges?

Jul 19, 2013 3 Comments
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