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Coping With Bereavement: One Year On

by Helen Emms

September 26th, 2012

On 20th September 2011 at approximately 6.55pm my mother died, 6 months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Her death was a blessing. Watching Mum slowly deteriorate was a painful experience, but one that opened my eyes and my heart to the meaning of life. more...
Carton of Tesco milk with Carbon Reduction Label

Is there a future for carbon footprint labelling in the UK?

Bethany Hubbard

3rd February 2012

The media frenzy that erupted as Tesco admitted having second-thoughts on carbon footprint labels may have inflicted lasting damage on a once promising sector more...
Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton: 'solving climate change is out of the question'

Tom Levitt

26th May, 2010

Author Clive Hamilton on why we've left it too late to stop climate change, his horror over geoengineering and the urgent need to become citizens rather than consumers more...
Fingers in ears

How should environmentalists deal with an onslaught of bad news?

Chris Johnstone

12th May, 2010

It's easy to close your eyes and turn away, but facing problems and thinking about them can, in the long run, make us happier individuals more...
A Prius

Seeking status: embracing our selfish motives for buying green

Tom Levitt

4th May, 2010

The bulk of our motives for buying green are selfish, say psychologists. So would appealing to social positioning help shift behaviours better than moralising? more...
hummer 4x4

Are people fundamentally selfish and self-motivated?

Solitaire Townsend and Tom Crompton

24th March, 2010

In this email debate, leading environmentalists Solitaire Townsend and Tom Crompton thrash out that thorniest of questions: do people really care about more than themselves? more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Public bored by climate change, says IPPR

Ecologist

17th September, 2009

Government and business face a big challenge in changing the public’s use of energy at home and reducing the UK’s overall carbon emissions, according to report more...
People who appear apathetic may be paralysed by the problem of climate change

The psychology of climate change: why we do nothing

Tom Levitt

12th August, 2009

Well-publicised simple steps like using energy-saving light bulbs may be making it more difficult to prepare people for the bigger changes needed to tackle climate change, argue psychologists
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Lost in translation

Ed Gillespie

1st December, 2008

The way we present the fight against climate change can be as important as the fight itself. It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it, counsels Ed Gillespie more...

How to beat denial - a 12-step plan

Pat Thomas

1st December, 2006

It’s easy to feel so overwhelmed by the problems facing our planet that we turn away to whatever will cheer us. Pat Thomas shows us the pattern of climate change denial more...
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Stanley Milgram's obedience experiment

Tom Stafford

1st June, 2003

In the 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram tested a cross section of ordinary Americans to see if they’d administer potentially lethal electric shocks to a mild-mannered little man, sitting in an electric chair. The findings stunned the world. more...

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