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The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics

The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics from the University of Gloucester and the International Ecolinguistics Association. The social and ecological issues that humanity currently faces are so severe that they call into question the fundamental stories … Continue reading

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Article out: transformation, adaptation and universalism

Global Discourse journal have published my article online. It’s a response to an article by Brian Heatley from Green House, Paris: optimism, pessimism and realism. A limited number of free copies are available to download here. Abstract Global efforts to … Continue reading

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Psychosocial & climate psychology research in IPCC reports

Here is an article I recently wrote for the Climate Psychology Alliance website, calling the climate psychology community to action. “Although psychologists have been investigating climate change and related subjects for decades… the value of psychological contributions is not yet … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben is wrong: humans and nature are not ‘at war’

Using war as a metaphor to frame a response to something has a long history: we have the war on drugs, war on poverty, war on terror. Now Bill McKibben wishes us to have a war on climate change. Actually … Continue reading

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Flaws of eco-efficiency approach

[I originally posted this to another blog in 2011. Interesting how peak oil isn’t much discussed as an issue any more] When less is not more The low carbon economy promotes eco-efficiency: using fewer resources, releasing less pollution, having a less negative impact. … Continue reading

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Seminar 11th Feb Lancaster University – psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis: defences, needs, frames

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Thursday 11th Feb, 12.-1.30pm, Charles Carter C37/40 Lancaster University  (campus map here) Psychosocial factors influencing responses to ecological crisis in organisational contexts: defences, needs and framesPeople don’t always act in accordance with their values. In this seminar I identify and discuss psychosocial … Continue reading

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10-week mindfulness course, Manchester starts 6th Jan 2016

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I am running another mindfulness course in Manchester, with  Opportunities & Activities community adult education project at the Union Chapel in Withington. This course will follow the same ground as the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course but across 10 weeks rather than 8 weeks. More … Continue reading

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