FTC on Talking Climate blog

Adam Corner mentions FTC in his latest post on the Talking Climate blog:

http://talkingclimate.org/poem-climate-change/

The post also includes a poem by Welsh poet Emily Hinshelwood, who is engaged in a fascinating project: Emily is walking across Wales and asking everyone she meets three questions about climate change, with the goals both of engaging regular people in open discussions and of gathering material for poems. The poem in the blog – fashioned from actual responses to her questions – offers both a picture of how climate change looks in the UK (especially the seemingly constant rain in recent years) and a window into the swirl of emotions ordinary people are feeling about it all:

                we do our recycling – we do what we’re told

                but the haycrop’s all ruined, the riverbank’s burst –

                d’you know

                since I’ve recycled, it’s only got worse

For more on Emily and her project, go to http://emily-hinshelwood.co.uk/three-questions-about-climate-change. Emily also runs an “Arts and Climate Change” program at Awel Amen Tawe, a community energy project in Wales; for information on the two poetry anthologies on climate change that the group has produced, go to http://www.awelamantawe.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=95 . And be sure to explore the rest of the website to learn more about their other projects.

Talking Climate – “the gateway to research on climate change communication” – is a UK-based project offering a comprehensive and frequently updated database of academic papers, a regular newsletter, and a blog featuring comment and analysis from climate change communication experts. Talking Climate partners include the Climate Outreach and Information Network (COIN), the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC), the Understanding Risk group at Cardiff University (where Adam is located) and the ‘Climate change as com­plex social issue’ research group at the School of Sociology and Social Policy, Nottingham University. Amongst their many offerings, recent Talking Climate blog postings that may be of interest to FTC readers include:

Communicating climate change by celebrating nature (August 23)

Morality is missing from debates about behaviour change (July 19)

The ‘art’ of climate change communication (March 20)

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