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Is local always better for climate communication?

For people who have self-focused (rather than self-transcendent) values, 'localising' climate change communication may backfire

Aug 19, 2015 No Comments
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The Uncertainty Handbook

This new collaboration between COIN and the University of Bristol is a practical guide for climate change communicator on this most tricky of topics.

Jul 6, 2015 1 Comment
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When I say ‘climate change’, you say…?

New research suggests that the 'closed questions' favoured by survey researchers could be skewing the debate about climate scepticism

Jun 29, 2015 1 Comment
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The Pope and partisan polarisation

Catholicism and climate change in the USA: will the Pope’s intervention shift public opinion or further polarise a divided public?

Jun 22, 2015 No Comments
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Eco-Angry Birds? When climate change & pop culture collide

Is Hollywood finally reflecting the reality of a changing climate change? Or is the relationship between climate change and pop culture not so straightforward?

Jun 5, 2015 No Comments
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The Coming Climate Disruptions: Are You Hopeful?

This a guest post by Per Espen Stoknes. A psy­cho­lo­gist, eco­nomist and entre­preneur, he has cofounded clean-energy com­panies and spear­heads […]

Apr 23, 2015 1 Comment
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Bypass the hang-ups with the ‘preparation frame’

With more and more extreme weather events being linked to cli­mate change, the cli­mate debate is shifting from ‘whether’ it […]

Apr 18, 2015 1 Comment
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Love in a changing climate

Why we need a Love-In to get beyond 'goodies' and 'baddies' in climate change campaigning

Apr 2, 2015 4 Comments
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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 4 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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