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Reports & guides | 20 January 2015

The seven dimensions of climate change – a collaboration with the RSA

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This collaboration with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) involves a series of events and publications exploring the idea that climate change is not only (or even mostly) about ‘the environment’. Instead, it is a challenge with seven main dimensions, all of which relate to a different aspect of human existence.

Why is it we find climate change such a difficult idea to get our heads around? Is it simply too big and too complex? Or could the opposite be true – perhaps we simplify it too much by placing it in a box labelled ‘the environment’ or treating it as something for ‘middle-class lefties’ to worry about?

With the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), we explored and examined the many different faces of climate change – from science and technology, to law, individuals’ behaviour, culture, politics and the economy – to provoke new insights and discussions.

We collaborated on a report and a series of four events at the RSA – watch the recordings below. These events highlighted the potential for comedy, poetry and young voices – in addition to leading climate change experts – to provide new ways to think about climate change.

Seven Serious Jokes About Climate Change

A Night of Creative Responses to Climate Change

New Voices on Climate Change

Climate Change Question Time

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