Over-50s want climate crisis addressed ‘even if it leads to high prices’
Data challenging the idea that people in the UK are wary of climate action costs. Pair with the IEA’s findings, which suggests support for socialism is no longer the preserve of ‘brainless’ youth.
8 illustrations that show a hopeful climate future (PS: but we need to act now!)
A collection inspired by Hope-based comms x Fine Acts guide to visual messaging: Seeing Hope, which suggests ‘promoting values like togetherness, hope and care’, to counteract fear.
Meet the new climate sceptics, same as the old climate sceptics
An urgent warning not to ignore the marginal forces of delay and denial, and a plea to help the government recognise that climate change is a ‘heart attack’ not a ‘headache’, and that most of society support taking drastic action in pursuit of a healthier, safer world.
Movement building and mobilisation
Isabel Crabtree Condor shares her thoughts on ‘using narrative work to connect and activate your audiences’, not necessarily to change their perspective, but to ‘create a question mark in their mind’.
Low carbon lifestyles: what have we learned, and where do we go from here?
A handy summary of CO’s approach to lifestyle change, including their work with UNEP, and with the Hot and Cool Institute and others on ‘The Compass’. Includes comms and framing guidance.
Culture Wars are Long Wars
"Instilling new ideas and overthrowing existing orthodoxies takes time—usually two to three generations of time. It is a 35-50 year process."
Counter Culture: How To Resist The Culture Wars And Build 21st Century Solidarity
‘An all-out assault on ‘wokeness’ is seen as an easy way to unite (the reactionary) base. How should progressives navigate their way through these wars?’ Also see NEON’s guide.
Left Turn Ahead?
A majority of young people blame capitalism for climate change and racism, and would prefer socialism, an attitude which no longer expires as people age. GB News are disturbed.
The Endless Sea: Imagining a Story of Tomorrow
‘A hopeful narrative project...that aims to understand the aspirations, ideas and visions that might help shape a positive story of tomorrow...focusing attention towards the future world that we will all share, and in so doing transcending the divisions of today.’
Our Lives Pivot On Origin Stories – Reading Circle
“I believe origin stories...justify what we see, taste, smell, feel, and what we hear. How we think, speak, listen, and act. (They) define what is scientifically, morally, mortally, and existentially crucial.”