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  • The Black Toe and the Virus: A Wake-up Call for Planetary Health

    The Black Toe and the Virus: A Wake-up Call for Planetary Health

    Impulse text by Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Gabrysch, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany „I am sorry but we need to amputate your toe!” – This was the statement that changed everything for Erik, a 68-year-old overweight diabetic man who had come…

  • Leave your bubble – connecting climate communication to its users

    Leave your bubble – connecting climate communication to its users

    Impulse text by Dr. Cornelia Auer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany Keeping global warming to well below 2°C is going to require global systems transitions that are unprecedented in scale. It is also going to necessitate significant emissions reductions in all sectors of society (IPCC – SR15). Accordingly,…

  • More Than Just Facts: Shifting the Focus to Climate Scenarios

    More Than Just Facts: Shifting the Focus to Climate Scenarios

    Impulse text by Prof. Axel Gelfert, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany In my work, I focus on the conditions that need to be in place for the successful generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge. This, I have found, is often best explored by way of contrast, viz. by looking at the…

  • The “little-p politics” of climate visualization: Making it useful to those who need it most

    The “little-p politics” of climate visualization: Making it useful to those who need it most

    Impulse text by Prof. Dr. Lynda C. Olman, University of Nevada, Reno, USA My research deals mainly with the public reception of climate visualizations, particularly scientific ones. As a rhetorician, however, what I’m primarily interested in is not how “clearly” a climate visualization gets across its message, or how “effective”…

  • 5 Impulses on Climate Change Communication

    5 Impulses on Climate Change Communication

    Impulse text by Carel Mohn, Head of klimafakten.de, Germany What should be done better / more / in another way to communicate climate change to the public / to politicians? In another way: Take people seriously. Respect even those whose views about climate change and climate policy you dislike. More:…

  • (How) are we Experiencing Climate Change? A Phenomenological Approach to Climate and its Changes

    (How) are we Experiencing Climate Change? A Phenomenological Approach to Climate and its Changes

    Impulse text by Maximilian Hepach, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK Seeing three media at once? Paul Klee’s Fish Magic (1925) In August 2018, following heat waves and wildfires in Sweden, Greta Thunberg decided not to attend school and to instead protest outside of the Swedish Parliament, initiating the…

  • Affective Stances Around Climate Change

    Affective Stances Around Climate Change

    Impulse text by Dr. Nicole Seymour, California State University, Fullerton, USA Climate change communication has for too long deployed modes such as “doom and gloom” and sentimentality—to many negative effects, including paralyzing audiences with fear (Norgaard 2011, Kelsey 2014) and reasserting normative values such as heterosexual reproductive futurism (Johns-Putra 2017).

  • A Climate for Change: Climate Change Communication in India

    A Climate for Change: Climate Change Communication in India

    Impulse text by Prof. Rita Brara, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi Cartoon by Frank Odoilives, 2012, for the WSP 2012 calender. I have viewed the Anthropocene as a Foucaultian dispositif or a ‘network of networks’ as it were, delineated how notions of vulnerability and resilience have been interpreted in the…

  • Show Off Our World and People Will Save it: Is this enough for climate change communication?

    Show Off Our World and People Will Save it: Is this enough for climate change communication?

    Impulse text by Dr. Inez Ponce de Leon, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines I am both a molecular biologist and a science communication scholar: I was socialized to believe that scientific knowledge would save the world, and that we needed information in order to thrive, survive, and make decisions. This…

  • Interview with Dr. Inez Ponce de Leon

    Interview with Dr. Inez Ponce de Leon

    November 2020…