As the mid September early-morning sun rises over London’s Tower Bridge. I am watching a giant set of artificial lungs slowly fill with coloured smoke. The 16-foot ‘LUNGS’ installation has been erected by City Hall on the banks of the River Thames. Unveiled by the energy company E.ON just ahead of London Car Free Day (22 September), the installation makes visible the UK’s number one environmental hazard and leading public health priority: air pollution. LUNGS provides the passing throng ofRead more

Cornish Geothermal: Hello from Professor Sabine Pahl

Hello! My name is Sabine Pahl and I am Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the University of Plymouth. I’ve always been interested in environmental issues since being a teenager growing up in Germany. Acid rain and “Waldsterben” were the key issues and everyone seemed to be an environmentalist then. I wanted to understand the human dimension in these environmental challenges – how do lots of small human decisions and actions stack up to have these negative impacts, and howRead more

Cornish Geothermal: Talking about United Downs research at IECA

Back in June, Dr Nicola Langdon and Professor Alison Anderson were fortunate to attend the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE 2019). This is the eminent conference on communication and environmental research, and it takes place every other year. This year the conference took place during the week of the 17th– 21st June 2019, at the incredibly impressive campus at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. The conference brought togetherRead more