climate change

As the UK gears up to go to the polls in December, the BPS shared its own ‘psychological manifesto’, highlighting overarching priorities for government. In it, they state:

‘Any government serious...

Kim Nicholas (Lund University, Sweden) opened her talk with a reminder of the facts of anthropogenic climate change: ‘It’s warming. It’s us. We’re sure. It’s bad. We can fix it.’ Flying is a major contributor to carbon emissions, while also considered important for a...

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...

Act Now. This is the second of Extinction Rebellion’s demands. But who’s to act and on what? Most effort on climate communication has focused on changing individuals’ behaviour, asking: How should scientists, journalists and...

Rose Kent (‘Letters’, September) advises caution when taking action on climate change. It stands to reason for people who heed the warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

Maya Gimalova and Martin Milton’s letter ‘Taking action on climate change and environmental degradation’ (July issue), exhorting psychologists to...

‘Let’s elevate the status of psychology, let’s generate some knowledge, let’s think big.’ So said Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive of the British Psychological Society, in this BPS-organised session on ‘psychology taking a global remit’. 

The topic bringing together...

We have recently seen increased media focus on climate change and environmental damage. In particular, Extinction Rebellion, a UK socio-political movement, has received a huge amount of press, media and political attention in response to its peaceful protests against our...

We were very pleased to see the British Psychological Society’s new Investment Policy which makes a strong ethical stand on the kinds of companies in which the Society should be investing its capital. In particular, we would like to...

I read Brick and van der Linden’s article (‘Yawning at the apocalypse’, September 2018) on the way back from a degrowth conference held in the European Parliament building in Brussels...