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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 1 Comment
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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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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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