Tag Archives: values

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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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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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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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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Empathy, narcissism, existential threat + nature connection: Glasgow Imagination Festival talk

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As part of the 1st Imagination Festival in Glasgow last weekend, co-producer and all round superwoman Roanne Dods invited me to talk at Glad Café. I spoke on nature connection, empathy, narcissism and existential threat. A couple people from the … Continue reading

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Final call to join novel study: your experience of influencing organisational environmental impact

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Individuals who care about the natural world often struggle to enact this in all contexts of their lives [1]. Why is this, and what helps bridge the gap between pro-environmental intention and action? These questions are becoming ever more urgent as … Continue reading

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Frames about nature

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Common Cause have just launched a new report on values and frames about nature used by the conservation sector in their communications. Language likely to activate extrinsic values and frames (e.g. that relate to self-interest, wealth, power and threat) is … Continue reading

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