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Conflicted about emotions: ecological grief, love and truth

Where are the emotions? The keynote speaker representing the IPCC had just finished his presentation at the World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation at Manchester Metropolitan University. It was September 2015. The questions from the conference delegates were sparse and … Continue reading

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A psychosocial perspective on IPCC special report on 1.5°C

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This is the talk I gave as part of Averting climate disruption: what now? a panel event at Edinburgh University, 10th Oct 2018, on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report on the impacts of 1.5°C global warming . We know … Continue reading

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Averting climate disruption: what now? Panel event Wed 10 Oct 5-7.30pm Edinburgh

Transition Edinburgh and Edinburgh University are hosting an event to discuss the findings and implications of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Special Report on 1.5 degrees (SR1.5) warming and other recent research. I will be presenting on the psychosocial … Continue reading

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NZ Psychological Society conf 2018 – presentation

Very pleased to be invited to present (by Zoom) my research at the Climate Psychology Forum yesterday, with co-speakers Janet Swim and Susan Clayton. This session was part of thePsychology for a Sustainable Future symposium at the New Zealand Psychological … Continue reading

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Embarrassed about love: a short analysis of Michael Gove’s ‘Green Brexit’ speech

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Here’s the presentation I gave at the Nature Connections 2018 conference at Derby University on 20th June. I ended the talk with a minute silence “for the Swifts, and the seabirds of Shetland, and the insects and all the other … Continue reading

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Embarrassed about love: presentation at Nature Connections 2018 conference

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Really looking forward to the Nature Connections 2018 conference at the University of Derby, on 20th June. This is an annual interdisciplinary conference, now in its 4th year, that attracts an inspiring mix of researchers, policy makers, practitioners and environmentalists. … Continue reading

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Article out: How Cognitive Frames about Nature May Affect Felt Sense of Nature Connectedness

A paper based on my PhD research has just been published online by Ecopsychology Journal How Cognitive Frames about Nature May Affect Felt Sense of Nature Connectedness Abstract Nature connectedness tends to be understood as a relatively stable trait, studied using … Continue reading

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