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How to talk to a climate doomer (even if that doomer is you)

  • Publication year: 2024
  • Media: Yale Climate Connections
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Articles

This article explores strategies for addressing feelings of climate despair and hopelessness. Drawing on insights from psychologists and climate activists, the article suggests approaches such as reframing negative thoughts, focusing on achievable goals, and seeking support from community and advocacy networks. It encourages individuals to engage in self-compassion and resilience-building practices, recognizing that addressing climate change is a collective effort that requires both personal and systemic change.

Beyond ‘trusted messengers’ – new insights on trust & influence in climate communications

  • Publication year: 2024
  • Publishing organization: Climate Outreach
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Guides & Reports

This report is designed to help climate communicators explore the concept of trust, and be much better equipped to build it. It emphasizes moving beyond relying solely on trusted messengers to foster social cohesion and climate action. Key findings suggest the need for diverse and inclusive narratives, recognizing social identity, and leveraging community networks. The report advocates for a multifaceted approach to climate communication to address the complexities of information dissemination and public engagement in climate action.

Communicating Climate: How to Transmit Your Climate Message and Avoid Greenwashing

  • Non-fiction
  • Publication year: 2024
  • Author(s): Eleonor Ross
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Books

This is a book about communicating climate: how to achieve cut-through, whether you’re trying to inspire your clients, get your shareholders on board, or simply showcase your progress in greening the world. This is not a greenwashing manual. It is about achieving balance in a world where we need to reduce our consumption, but also keep businesses functioning, just in a cleaner, greener, way. It is packed with case studies, examples, tips and interviews from those leading the charge towards sustainability.

Talk Isn’t Cheap: The Power of Conversation

  • Year of release: 2024
  • Name of podcast: Climate One
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Podcasts

This episode explores the power of conversations as first steps in avoiding the worst effects of climate change. It revisits a number of interviews with a wide range of guests including Katherine Hayhoe, Meera Subramanian, Faith Kearns, Anand Giridharadas, Chloe Maxmin and John Cook.

Creative (Climate) Communications

  • Non-fiction
  • Publication year: 2019
  • Author(s): Maxwell Boykoff
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Books

Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives have been stuck for some time. This handbook integrates lessons from the social sciences and humanities to more effectively make connections through issues, people, and things that everyday citizens care about. Readers will come away with an enhanced understanding that there is no 'silver bullet' to communications about climate change; instead, a 'silver buckshot' approach is needed, where strategies effectively reach different audiences in different contexts. This tactic can then significantly improve efforts that seek meaningful, substantive, and sustained responses to contemporary climate challenges.

A Laughing matter? Confronting climate change through humor

  • Publication year: 2019
  • Journal: Political Geography
  • Authors: Maxwell Boykoff, Beth Osnes
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Academic Papers

This study examined how comedy can change the conversation about climate change. The researchers analyzed stand-up shows that focused on climate change — specifically, a video competition series at the University of Colorado called “Stand Up for Climate Change” — and tracked how the audience responded over the three years the series took place. The researchers concluded that climate comedy helps to make people more aware of climate change, brings an emotional element to the conversation, and highlights themes like problem solving and knowledge formation.

How to talk to a climate change sceptic

  • Year of release: 2025
  • Name of podcast: Radio Davos - World Economic Forum
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Podcasts

A conversations with Katherine Hayhoe about reframing climate conversations positively to inspire action and about how people's views on climate change are more nuanced than just believers or deniers. Most people don't outright reject climate science and risks, but have questions.

Climate Town

Video series produced by Rollie Williams, a comedian, video-editor and policy wonk, to educate and entertain — but mostly to get more people comfortable talking about climate change without feeling embarrassed or uninformed about it.

Talk like a human: Lessons on how to communicate climate change

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Publishing organization: Potential Energy
  • Language: English
  • Post category:Guides & Reports

Through extensive message testing, Potential Energy has gathered significant data on what works and does not work when talking about climate. This document outlines the learnings and suggestions on how to better communicate the threat of climate change, encourage people to demand action, and inspire them by the progress we’re already making.