cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change
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A collection of inspiring ideas and research on transformative responses to climate change
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A "non-event" for a global CO2-free welfare - Department of Sociology and Human Geography

A "non-event" for a global CO2-free welfare - Department of Sociology and Human Geography | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

A conference where speed presentations and fishbowl dialogues replace tedious monologues? Where an artist gets as much time to talk as a researcher? Where the public have a platform to have their say? Yes, to change society we must also change academia, say the organizers.

Karen O'Brien's insight:

this will not be an ordinary conference. Stay tuned. 

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The Courage to Change

The Courage to Change | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

The Courage to Change
"It is one thing to look objectively at change or to study it at a distance, in an attempt to both understand and shape it. Yet it is another thing to look at how we ourselves approach change – i.e. do we embrace change, or do we resist it? Is it exciting, or is it frightening? While the blind spots and limitations of others are often directly visible to us, it is less commonto look at our own assumptions and beliefs, our areas of discomfort and anxiety, and our fears, including the shadows that cover emotions that we would prefer to hide. This can make one feel quite vulnerable, and most people will find good reasons, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid this at all costs.” From “The Courage to Change: Adaptation from the Inside-Out” by Karen O’Brien – coming soon in Moser and Boykoff’s new book, “Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science to Policy in a Rapidly Changing World”.http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415525008/   ;

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