The Narrative of Climate Change
CLIMATE CHANGE. Most people can broadly agree on the fundamentals: that the climate is warming, and that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are the leading cause. However, how much do you really know about this global issue?
The science of climate change dates back to the 19th century with publications made as early as 1859 by John Tyndall. Between the mid-1800’s and today, there have been other scientific discoveries about human’s involvement in the changing climate but despite the scientific proof, it has not generated widespread public action. That being said, my question is simple – why?
My approach to answering this question is to investigate the overarching narrative of climate change and try to understand what components are necessary to enact and inspire positive individual behaviour change.
Details: For the research study, participants will be:
• walked through a presentation about three major climate-impacting issues using a combination of communication strategies which have been identified within academia
• asked to complete two surveys (before and after the presentation) to help identify impactful climate themes in addition to the most impactful components of the presentation
This presentation will be a great opportunity to be exposed to the different data and systems of climate change while learning about the many realities affecting our planet. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please feel free to send me a message at
After you sign up: Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an email from me with next steps (within 24-48 hours). Please ensure you check your spam folder just incase!
Important Research Study Information: All participants recruited should be aware of social, environmental, political and economic issues. This is to ensure there is a basic foundational knowledge of the various systems that are connected to climate change that the study will build off of. If any point throughout the research process you feel uncomfortable with the material presented, you are more than welcome to withdraw yourself from the study. Participant survey data will be kept confidential and all survey results will be kept private. All data will be stored on a secure cloud-based third-party platform. Participants will be assigned a number for which they will use to complete the survey - helping preserve the public annonymity of the data collected. A summary of the presentation will be made available after the research study is over in addition to high-level results from the study. Additionally, a link to the final product of the paper will be available to those who have indicated they would like to view it. In order to respect the sensitivities of the individuals involved, participants will be asked to sign a disclaimer and waiver at the beginning of the study, which will ask them to resect the confidentiality and identity of their fellow participants. Please note that Eventbrite, and certain approved third parties, use functional, analytical and tracking cookies (or similar technologies) to understand event preferences and provide users with a customized experience. By registering for the event, you are acknowledging that Eventbrite might collect this information. You can adjust your preferences with the website to determine their level of interaction with you (if any). If you would like to register for the event outside of the Eventbrite platform, please send me a direct message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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