Dr Rebecca Huntley on her new book "How to Talk About Climate Change - in a Way that Makes a Difference"

One of Australia's foremost social researchers, Dr Rebecca Huntely will talk about her new book at this Zoom event on Wednesday 2nd September at 6pm AEST.

No issue is more important, and seemingly less intractable, than climate change. Rebecca Huntley's book, based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research about how to make a real difference on climate, couldn't come at more important time.

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More about How to Talk About Climate Change:

Why is it so hard to talk about climate change?

While scientists double down on the shocking figures, we still find ourselves unable to discuss climate change meaningfully among friends and neighbours - or even to grapple with it ourselves.

The key to progress on climate change is in the psychology of human attitudes and our ability to change. Whether you're already alarmed and engaged with the issue, concerned but disengaged, a passive skeptic or an active denier, understanding our emotional reactions to climate change - why it makes us anxious, fearful, angry or detached - is critical to coping on an individual level and convincing each other to act.

This book is about understanding why people who aren't like you feel the way they do and learning to talk to them effectively. What we need are thousands - millions - of everyday conversations about the climate to enlarge the ranks of the concerned, engage the disengaged and persuade the cautious of the need for action.

About Dr Rebecca Huntley:

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' that caused her 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. This is her sixth book.

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September 02, 2020 at 6:00pm - 8pm


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