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

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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living in dynamic harmony with nature

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Just published a blog on this topic for The Nature of Business, in preparation for an experiential workshop on ‘Daoism, mindfulness and connecting with nature through physical practice’ that I am running this weekend at Edge of The Wild annual UK … Continue reading

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