Aspirations, fears and sheer gut instinct…
An interesting series of blog posts on the Transition Network website is exploring the ways we communicate about climate change:
“A relentless focus on the science of climate change has swamped the climate and energy discourse, displacing other equally important dimensions of the issue: economics, culture and psychological or social dynamics. And it has proved a stilted vocabulary with which to describe and discuss the issue that will define the twenty-first century” (Corner and Clarke, ‘Talking Climate’, 2017).
And the alternatives…?
According to author Kate Heath “… everyone who is talking about talking about climate recommends, fundamentally, taking a values-up approach – finding common ground in deep values common to us all, and working upwards from there…”