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World scientists’ warning: The behavioural crisis driving ecological overshoot

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Journal: Science Progress
  • Authors: Merz JJ, Barnard P, Rees WE, Smith D, Maroni M, Rhodes CJ, Dederer JH, Bajaj N, Joy MK, Wiedmann T, Sutherland R
  • Post category:Academic Papers

This paper explores the behavioural drivers of ecological overshoot, providing evidence that overshoot is itself a symptom of a deeper, more subversive modern crisis of human behaviour. Aurhors explore three drivers of the behavioural crisis in depth: economic growth; marketing; and pronatalism. These three drivers directly impact the three ‘levers’ of overshoot: consumption, waste and population. In the final sections of this paper, tbeg propose an interdisciplinary emergency response to the behavioural crisis by, amongst other things, the shifting of social norms relating to reproduction, consumption and waste.

Climate Change in the Indonesian Mind

  • Publication year: 2023
  • Organization: Yale Program on Climate Change Communications and partner organizations
  • Post category:Audience Insights

This report is based on findings from a nationally representative survey of 3,490 individuals in Indonesia (aged 16 years and above).The full report includes insights on global warming awareness and beliefs, perceived risks of global warming and deforestation, environmental activism and Indonesians’ environmental norms, values, and efficacy.

Finding the Heart to Talk About Climate

  • Year of release: 2021
  • Name of podcast: Climate One
  • Post category:Podcasts

Scientiest, Faith Kearns and researcher Katerina Gonzales, argues that we all need to move from an “information deficit” model of communication – where it’s assumed that the audience simply needs more information – to a relational model, where the science communicator does as much listening as talking in order to first find empathy and common ground. And learns how to communicate in a trauma-informed way.

Climate Stories We Tell Ourselves

  • Year of release: 2021
  • Name of podcast: Climate One
  • Post category:Podcasts

A conversation with journalist, Meera Subramanian, and author, Nathaniel Rich, about the opportunities for connecting across the climate divide and how these exist in the power of listening and understanding how our identities and values shape the way we understand others’ climate experience. They also discuss the role writers play in capturing people’s emotional responses to climate disruption.

The Power of Communication in Affecting Environmental Impact

Messages that focus on the consequences of inaction are common, but they are not as impactful as messages of empowerment. In her talk, Jeannine Bartz shares the findings of her research, which reveals the importance of three key messages when it comes to communicating about recycling. Ultimately, when we all focus on what we can do, together we can have a tremendous collective impact.

Let’s Change The Way We Talk About Climate Change

Since the 1980s public conversations about climate change have been dominated by the language of science and politics. Our own fears of scientific inaccuracy and uncertainty – or political disagreement – have censored us from talking about how to live on a changing planet. This talk presents a new frame for conversations about climate change – place – places that matter. We can change the conversation about climate change by connecting the issues to the places and people we love.

Climate Crisis is Now a Communication Crisis

  • Year of release: 2021
  • Organization/Speaker: Marcia Clare Allison
  • Post category:Webinars & Talks

How we can persuade people and policymakers alike to embrace the scientifically called upon changes to our environmentally destructive behaviours? In this talk, Dr Marcia Clare Allison combines climate psychology and rhetoric to showcase how we need to embrace new types of communication strategies that use the environment as its own evidence itself that we already have the tools for long-term climate action in place.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

  • Non-fiction
  • Publication year: 2021
  • Author(s): Katherine Hayhoe
  • Post category:Books

In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.