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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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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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