All pages with keywords: public understanding

Is climate change denial in the ‘Daily Mail’ killing its readers?

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 December, 2018

The UK Office for National Statistics has revealed that there were several hundred extra deaths in England and Wales during this summer’s heatwave. The statistical bulletin on ‘Excess winter mortality … read more »


Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

Submission to the inquiry by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’

a policy publication by Bob Ward 13 June, 2018

This submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry on ‘Heatwaves: Adapting to Climate Change’ focuses on the importance of communicating with the public to raise awareness of the increasing incidence of heatwaves. read more »


Labeling opinions in the climate debate: a critical review

Labeling opinions in the climate debate: a critical review

a research article by Amelia Sharman, Candice Howarth 19 February, 2015

This paper critically reviews the literature on climate opinion labels, and the efforts taken within an academic context to categorize differences, create new taxonomies of more detailed sub‐labels, or create or argue for the use of new labels such as denier or contrarian. read more »


Towards a new model for communicating climate change

Towards a new model for communicating climate change

a research article by Sander van der Linden 2 June, 2014

The psychological and social factors that may contribute to and inhibit sustainable change in the context of tourist and traveller behaviour. read more »





Select Committee is right to criticise the BBC and other media about climate change coverage

Press release 2 April, 2014

“I am glad that the Committee has explicitly acknowledged our evidence that the public interest is being harmed by inaccurate and misleading coverage of climate change by the BBC and other media. read more »


Submission to inquiry on ‘Climate: public understanding and policy implications’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

Submission to inquiry on ‘Climate: public understanding and policy implications’ by the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology

a policy publication by Bob Ward, Naomi Hicks 1 June, 2013

Submission begins with a summary of the importance of public understanding of climate change, before considering some of the latest research on the state of public understanding of the science … read more »


Climate change in the National Curriculum in England: Submission to a consultation by the Department for Education

Climate change in the National Curriculum in England: Submission to a consultation by the Department for Education

a policy publication by Naomi Hicks, Bob Ward 1 April, 2013

 This paper responds to a Department of Education consultation on proposed reforms to the National Curriculum in England and Wales, specifically in the context of climate change teaching … read more »