We need to rethink the words we use to discuss climate change. Many climate terms can numb people with fear instead of inspiring them into action, and proposes new language that will reframe our situation as an opportunity, rather than a crisis.
Does being an effective agency mean helping sell more products or can it mean helping mitigate climate emergency?
Online influencers, fossil fuel companies and some of the countries attending COP28 have nourished a feedback loop of falsehoods.
Telegraph columnists routinely questioned climate science and criticised green reforms as a major backlash against net zero policies raged in the UK.A new analysis by DeSmog reviewed over 2,000 Telegraph opinion pieces and editorials published online over a six month period, ending in 16 October. Of the 171 opinion pieces that dealt with environmental issues, 85 percent were identified as “anti-green” : attacking climate policy, questioning climate science and ridiculing environmental groups.
As one of Australia’s most influential voices on climate, Lesley Hughes has thought deeply about how to talk about the crisis and says hope has a key role to play.
For climate change, we need a story that doesn’t end in the sixth mass extinction. If we can see what a climate-safe world looks like, we might believe in it, and we might create more and stronger solutions that accelerate progress toward a net zero world. A reboot of Captain Planet could inspire a new wave of problem-solvers and optimists that this crisis needs.
A new report details a growing fad among a certain sect of conspiracy-minded health and lifestyle influencers on Instagram: climate denial.
The climate emergency has inspired a raft of disquieting art, and opinion is divided as to whether it encourages action or despair. But some artists are showcasing a more optimistic vision of tomorrow’s world.
Climate tech companies often struggle to tell their story well because they have lots of information and no way to organize it. This article introduces a tool climate leaders can use to organize their work into a story that communicates their value.
Research shows that in a time of deep polarization, comedy can lower defenses. It temporarily suspends social rules and connects people with ideas and new ways of thinking or acting. Comedy exploits cracks in arguments. It wiggles in, pokes, prods and draws attention to the incongruous, hypocritical, false and pretentious. It can make the complex dimensions of climate change seem more accessible and its challenges seem more manageable.