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Nov. 10, 2020

Ep 3: Addicted to conflict? Climate in journalism and the media

In this episode we look at the chapter “Journalism, Climate Communication and Media Alternatives” by Robert A Hackett and Shane Gunster from Carbon Capitalism and Communication. This book examines the role of communication in discussing the climate crisis. Specifically in this chapter, Hackett and Gunster critique the typical climate narratives explored by journalists and offer their perspectives on three approaches that are more effective with galvanising public support. They also discuss the …

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Nov. 9, 2020

Ep 2: Different ways of knowing through storytelling

In this episode we refer to a chapter Different Ways of Knowing: Trees Are Our Families Too, by Gladys and Jill Milroy, in Heartsick for Country: Stories of Love, Spirit and Creation, edited by Morgan, Mia and Kwaymullina 2008. In this chapter, the authors write that Western knowledge tends to exclude and marginalise many other ways of knowing, while imposing a belief in its superiority over all other ways of ‘knowing’ when in reality it is only one particular way of knowing the world. The 'wes…

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Nov. 8, 2020

Ep 1: Climate language and meaning in the search for 'blue ice'

Have you ever found yourself lost for words? Maybe it's because there are no words — at least in the languages you speak. In this episode we look at research from the northern boreal forests in Ontario, Canada with the Cree, Ojibwe and Ojicree indigenous peoples. The study aimed to better understand the indigenous perspectives of framing climate change adaptation. Interestingly, these indigenous languages have no equivalent word for 'adaptation'. Sadly, the word itself had negative meanings for…

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Nov. 5, 2020

Ep 0: Hello and Welcome

Welcome to Talking In This Climate, where we explore how to become more mindful and effective communicators of climate and environmental issues. In this episode, meet the creators of the podcast and our aims for the journey ahead.

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