Category Archives: culture and climate change

Climate change: the kale smoothie of TV

This piece is based upon the attached report written by Joe on Climate Change and Television, published on December 1st 2016 by the International Broadcasting Trust and funded by the JJ Charitable Foundation. Climate change has a reputation for being … Continue reading

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Culture meets climate change – A herogram to producers

  This is a herogram to the producers who make new creative work possible, and particularly those people and institutions who have gone out of their way to stimulate cultural responses to climate change. This ‘thank you’ feels a little … Continue reading

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How Much Land Does A Man Need

Photo: Zosia, Easter 2013, Joe Smith It isn’t possible to mark a birth date for the modern conservation movement and its conjoined twin environmentalism, but the hat feather boycotts of more than a century ago offer as good a date … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot the pianist: offer a new tune (or, climate science, politics & the media)

A couple of weeks ago I contributed to a panel discussion “How can we talk about uncertainty about climate change?” at Imperial College London as part of the important new pilot Horizons course being put together by Alice Bell and … Continue reading

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Why climate change is different: six elements that are shaping the new cultural politics

This essay is reproduced from a short book on culture and climate change that you can request from Jan Smith at the Open University Geography Dept., Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA (£5 plus p&p). The book was based on some … Continue reading

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BBC Real World Seminars – link to article

My colleague in putting together the Real World seminars since 1996, Roger Harrabin, writes in the BBC in house magazine about the challenges of reporting climate change, and spells out the reasons why the seminars were set up and why … Continue reading

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Last chance to save our relationship?

This post is about one of the ten short films in the Open University/BBC Creative Climate short film competition, made by students from UK film schools. You can see them all here on the OU’s YouTube channel. No Second Chances … Continue reading

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