Tag: climate hawk

Science alone won’t change climate opinions, but it matters

I’ve often highlighted useful articles about cognitive and behavioural insights that I believe are useful for unions and progressive campaigners. This time, I’ve decided to republish an entire article by Ben Newell from The Conversation, because I want to draw it to the attention of my readers. It ties strongly to my earlier article, asking […]

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My latest article for The Guardian has been published here, and is reproduced below. [hr] Tony Abbott is the alternative prime minister of Australia, and later this year he will face an election presenting a climate change policy that is frankly insulting and potentially dangerous. The Coalition’s climate change policy amounts to a dot point […]

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Day -8: The climate change election?

During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney mocked the idea of stopping sea-level rise. “President Obama promised to slow the rise of the oceans — [bites lip and pauses for audience laughter(!)] — and to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.” For the Republicans, who had […]

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It is vitally important not to make connections

I came across Bill McKibben’s opinion piece in the Washington Post and an associated video of the piece, narrated by Stephen Thomson that are well worth looking at. McKibben (of 350.org fame) takes on the current reluctance of climate activists and action advocates to link specific extreme weather events (floods in QLD, Pakistan and the […]

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