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What can the 'Don't Look Up' film do for climate engagement?

Language and Nature
research talks
Tuesday 25 April 2023, 17.00 – 18.30
Microsoft Teams

‘Don't Look Up' was an uber-American disaster flick about two scientists discovering an earthwards-hurtling comet that no one would take seriously, and came with an outsized dollop of climate parable. It was watched by millions and really got the climate movement talking. One year on, what climate communication lessons can we learn from it? How could the film’s Dr. Randall Mindy and PhD candidate Kate Dibiasky have communicated the implications of the comet’s approach in ways that really empowered people to act?

Rose Gater, Science Communications Advisor at Climate Outreach, will explore these questions as part of the Extinction Studies DTP Seminar.

Attendees are encouraged to watch the film “Don’t Look Up” (available on Netflix) prior to the talk, though this is not essential.

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