Invisible Dust

London | Monday 21 May
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Debate: Can psychology help us to accept and act on the scientific evidence on climate change?

Marcus Coates, Blue-footed Booby, Galápagos, 2008. Photography by Elke Hartmann.

Debate: Can psychology help us to accept and act on the scientific evidence on climate change?
Wednesday 11 November, 12noon-1pm, Room 0A1, 12/12a Priory Road, University of Bristol. FREE, LIMITED SPACES, NO BOOKING

Speakers include:

George Marshall
George Marshall is the founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network. The Oxford-based charity has become a leader in climate change communications and widely recognised specialist in reaching new audiences. Climate Outreach Information Network has worked with trades unions, scouts, women’s organisations, churches, Rotary Clubs, and many government departments and councils, and is a lead advisor to the Welsh Government.

Over the past 25 years George has worked at all levels of the environmental movement, including many years in the US as a senior campaigner for Greenpeace US and the Rainforest Foundation.

George is the author of Don’t Even Think About It: Why our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

Stephan Lewandowsky

Stephan Lewandowsky is a cognitive scientist. He has worked in the USA, Canada, and Australia, and is currently based at the University of Bristol, where he is the chair in cognitive psychology at the School of Experimental Psychology. His research, which originally pertained to computer simulations of people’s decision-making processes, has recently focused on the public’s understanding of science and why people often embrace beliefs that are sharply at odds with the scientific evidence.

Marcus Coates

Marcus Coates is a visual artist, working in video, photography and performance. His practice questions how we perceive humanness through imagined non-human realities. An extensive knowledge and understanding of British wildlife has led him to create unique interpretations of the natural world and its evolving relationship with society. He is recognised for his performances and installations that employ shamanistic rituals and contrast natural and manmade processes.

Coates has exhibited extensively internationally including Tate Modern Kunsthalle Zurich  Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Sydney Biennial,  Serpentine Gallery, London. In 2008 he was the recipient of a Paul Hamyln Award and in 2009 he won the Daiwa Art Prize. He is currently shortlisted for The Fourth Plinth Commission in London.

Image credit: Marcus Coates

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