climate change

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...

In a Washington Post article in 2009, journalist David Fahrenthold wrote: ‘If someone set out to draw a problem that people would not care about, it would look exactly like climate change.’ Naomi Klein and others have argued that it’s not that people don...

Members are calling on the British Psychological Society to end its investments in companies in the fossil fuel industry. We have written an open letter to the Trustees of the Society (see below) following similar calls in the pages of The Psychologist in ...

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate – Naomi Klein (2014, Penguin)

Klein argues that climate change is the result of unrestrained capitalism putting short-term profit above all else, even the laws of physics. In...

On 4 November 2016, the world’s first unified and comprehensive pledge to tackle climate change comes into effect. The Paris Agreement, which has been ratified by 94 of the 197 nations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, aims to keep a global average...

Last year the British Medical Association (BMA), the representative body of doctors in the UK, voted to end its investments in fossil fuel industries, becoming the first professional health organisation in the world to do so. The move follows mounting evidence that climate...