climate change

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...

A new report published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists claims a sustainable approach to healthcare can provide an answer to some of the current challenges in mental health. The authors outline how climate change could affect mental health services, as well as giving...

Has your professional path reflected personal passions, or has it beena fortuitous one?
A bit of both. When I finished my PhD studies, I nearly abandoned research entirely, thinking what I really wanted to do was become a full-time musician!
I...

Climate change is generally accepted as the largest single issue facing humankind in the 21st century. So why is it then that we, as psychologists, appear to be so quiet on the topic? We believe it’s time that psychology stepped up to the challenge and helped make a...

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007), a group of leading international climate and policy scientists, has recently concluded that climate change is happening and human actions are making a significant contribution to this change. We probably have less...