Action on climate change

What can psychology do about climate change? Find out in these articles from our pages.

A collection of our recent articles and discussion around the role of psychology and psychologists in tackling climate change.

Yawning at the apocalypse
Cameron Brick and Sander van der Linden.

Fiddling while Rome burns?
John Raven and Mallory Wober each respond, with further response from Brick and van der Linden.

Climate change – is psychology up to the challenge?
Frederick Toates writes.

Taking action on climate change and environmental degradation
Maya Gimalova and Martin Milton write.

From bemoaning our fate to positive action
Dr Michele Hipwell writes.

The limits of our action
Rose Kent.

Resilience through rebellion
Sabine Topf reviews This is not a drill: An Extinction Rebellion handbook. 

Fly or die in academia?
Conference report.

What to read… if you care about climate change
Recommendations from Sally Weintrobe.

Investing ethically
Mark Burton, Carolyn Kagan, Francis Vergunst - long-term advocates of divestment in terms of the Society's investment policy - welcome BPS news. 

On the global stage
Jon Sutton reports from a BPS-organised symposium at the European Congress of Psychology in Moscow. 

A few pieces from Christian Jarrett on the Research Digest:
Climate change sceptic films more influential than advocacy films
Dead plants encourage belief in global warming
Apocalyptic climate change warnings can be counter-productive
Finally, a clear guide to the most effective actions you can take to curb climate change

Has much really changed since our coverage a decade ago? 

Climate change – psychology's contribution
Alexa Spence, Nick Pidgeon and David Uzzell consider psychology’s role in debating, combating and adapting to climate change. 

Collective solutions to a global problem
David Uzzell delivered the joint British Academy/British Psychological Society Annual Lecture, on psychology and climate change.

Illustration: Tim Sanders

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