End Climate Silence with Dr Genevieve Guenther

Monday, March 27, 2023

If you're someone who is engaged with climate breakdown, you may be stunned by the lack of action you're seeing on it from our politicians, institutions and media. You may even find yourself frustrated at how climate changed is framed as a problem that is looming on the horizon or just a technical equation waiting to be solved. So why is this the case? Why do so many of those in power communicate on climate so poorly?

This week on the show we are joined by Dr. Genevieve Guenther. Genevieve is the founder of End Climate Silence, an organisation that is trying to tackle the sticky semantic subject of climate communication. We discuss how language itself can shape our responses to climate change, why journalists are all too happy to adopt right wing framings of the issue and how we can use art to understand our current predicament.


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