Disappointment in new climate information hub for SMEs in Britain

Opened to great fanfare, the UK government-backed Business Climate Hub has come in for criticism from small businesses that hoped it would help them to cut their carbon emissions and provide a simple reporting guide. Richard Tyler explains in an article on The Times website.   Climate hub ‘sends small firms on wild goose chase’ … Continue reading Disappointment in new climate information hub for SMEs in Britain

EcoTok, a collective of young influencers posting to video-sharing platform TikTok about environment and climate topics

Dance routines and cat memes are usually what goes viral on TikTok. But now young eco-influencers are racking up millions of views with videos on everything from trash to the rights of nature. Claire Wiley writes on the Deutsche Welle about the latest trend.   The Gen Z climate activists going viral on TikTok In … Continue reading EcoTok, a collective of young influencers posting to video-sharing platform TikTok about environment and climate topics

Britain’s tabloids framing environmentalism as patriotic duty

Britain’s right-wing tabloids have regularly provided space for climate scepticism. Now in a surprise move, these tabloids have turned to a green approach. For example, the Daily Express’ campaign is presented as a national mission, a “green crusade”. Pawas Bisht, Lecturer in Media, Communications and Culture at Keele University analyses this new trend in an … Continue reading Britain’s tabloids framing environmentalism as patriotic duty

A senior official in the Trump administration may have violated US law by publishing papers downplaying the climate crisis

A White House spokesperson said the papers organised by NOAA scientist, Dr David Legates, were not cleared or approved by the administration. Louise Boyle discusses in an article on The Independent website.   ‘Grotesque disinformation’: Trump official fakes White House approval on papers that downplay climate crisis A senior official in the Trump administration may … Continue reading A senior official in the Trump administration may have violated US law by publishing papers downplaying the climate crisis

Understanding the carbon jargon

You might also have heard references to “zero emissions”, “low emissions” and going “carbon-neutral” and many more. Jessica Allen, Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow at the University of Newcastle helps clarify what all these terms mean in practice in an article on The Conversation website.   Net-zero, carbon-neutral, carbon-negative ... confused by all the carbon … Continue reading Understanding the carbon jargon

A new coalition is monitoring the overlap of climate denial with other conspiracy theories online

Carl Meyer discusses the links between climate denial with other disinformation in an article on the National Observer website.   Climate denial mixing with other disinformation, analysis shows A new coalition is monitoring the overlap of climate denial with other conspiracy theories online, and one of its founders says Canada is not immune from this … Continue reading A new coalition is monitoring the overlap of climate denial with other conspiracy theories online

Chevron plays race card trying to undermine Green New Deal

A public affairs company working for Chevron accidentally let slip that the oil company is behind a messaging campaign to accuse environmentalists of hurting black communities.  Corbin Hiar explains in an article on the E&E News website. What are your views?   Slip-up reveals Chevron ties to architect of climate attack It was an audacious … Continue reading Chevron plays race card trying to undermine Green New Deal

Story telling in the low-carbon energy transition

Derek Gladwin, Assistant Professor, Language & Literacy Education, and Sustainability Fellow at the University of British Columbia writes on The Conversation website that stories matter and those for the new energy transition will be different than those when fossil fuels dominated. Importantly he writes: “If we start to communicate and educate about energy transition through … Continue reading Story telling in the low-carbon energy transition

Environmental racism exists and that the rhetoric of “conservation” and “saving the planet” does not only come from what is called the left

There appears to be “fake news” that is intentionally seeding confusion as we address the coronavirus while also needing to keep a long-term focus on addressing climate change. Marc Hudson, Researcher on Sociomaterial Transformations at Keele University, explains in an article on The Conversation website.   Beware far-right arguments disguised as environmentalism Posters in the … Continue reading Environmental racism exists and that the rhetoric of “conservation” and “saving the planet” does not only come from what is called the left

How to protect the public against disinformation climate denier campaigns

This article from Stephan Lewandowsky, Chair of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bristol and John Hunter, University Associate, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania reflect on how to protect the public against disinformation campaigns in future fire seasons in Australia.  There are lessons for all of us.   We … Continue reading How to protect the public against disinformation climate denier campaigns