Britain Talks Climate: Toolkit launched
An evidence-based toolkit designed to support any organisation that wants to engage the British public on climate change.
The impact of pity-based appeals on British aid perceptions
Insight into how to communication aid and development
Strategies to Motivate for the Collective Good
Dr. Yoeli from the Applied Cooperation Team explores what encourages altruistic behaviours, from group dynamics to the meaning of community, in the context of the pandemic.
Investigation: Inside Russia’s Disinformation War
A quick intro to the modern warfare tactics currently being used to destabilise democracy, with a focus on coronavirus vaccines.
QAnon in the UK: the birth of a movement
Apparently one in four Brits now believe in Qanon theories. This robust and data rich study is a useful guide to the phenomenon and the threats it poses.
The #WalkAway campaign
Grassroots or ‘astroturf’? Either way, this 2018 effort is back, using appropriately compelling voices to encourage people to leave the democratic party.
Can Americans like each other again? With Ash Ambirge
Useful insight for tackling reactionary narratives, wherever they try to offer people a false sense of agency. Also worth checking out Ash Ambridge’s excellent and hilarious suggestion for how Biden should have ‘8-miled’ Trump at the first debate.
Not-so-normal-new-normal narrative tactics
A quick, thread, unpacking some of the underhanded tactics at play in this moment of unprecedented (Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, taking bets now) uncertainty.
How to Communicate & Organize the Degrowth Movement Better
Suggestions include making the possibility of change maximally credible, showing, not telling, what the blind pursuit of growth is, and focusing on attracting broad support, "with few people from every social group - rather than all people in one social group."
Is it a hoax? Tackling Conspiracy theories amid Covid-19
Quite familiar advice (“inoculate, show empathy, affirm critical thinking, avoid ridicule, use trusted messengers”) but well packaged with insight into how conspiracy theories emerge.
An effort to reframe those working in climate communications as collaborative ‘guides’, “forming and strengthening relationships with allies, community, and stakeholders to navigate the overwhelm, bridge divides, and heal the world.”