Tue, 13 Apr | zoom videoconference

How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

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13 Apr, 7:00 pm
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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference

Tuesday 13th April, 7pm AEST.

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Discussions around climate change can be complex, emotional, and difficult to navigate. Join Senator Jenny McAllister and Dr Rebecca Huntley, author of How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference, in a discussion about how to meaningfully communicate to people in your community and tackle the climate crisis.

While evidence of the climate crisis increases every day, many people still find themselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours. Dr Huntley’s work suggests the key to progress on climate change is in the psychology of human attitudes and our ability to change. Understanding our emotional reactions to climate change is critical to coping on an individual level and convincing each other to act whether our audience are already alarmed, concerned but disengaged, passive skeptics or even active deniers. If progressives are to win bold climate action, we need to equip activists with the tools to communicate in a way that resonates.

About the speakers:

Dr Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's most experienced social researchers and former director of The Mind and Mood Report, the longest running measure of the nation's attitudes and trends. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in gender studies, and is a mum to three young children. It was realising she is part of the problem older generation that caused her change of heart and to dedicate herself to researching our attitudes to climate change. She is a member of Al Gore's Climate Reality Corps, carries out social research for NGOs such as The Wilderness Society and WWF, and writes and presents for the ABC.

Senator Jenny McAllister is a Senator for New South Wales, and Shadow Assistant Minister for Communities and the Prevention of Family Violence. Prior to entering Parliament, Jenny was the National President of the ALP and co-founder of the Labor Environment Action Network.

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