Sunday, March 25, 2012

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date: Thu Mar 13 15:33:36 2003
from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: extreme events as catalysts
to: i.lorenzoni,s.nicholson-cole@uea.ac.uk,t.oriordan@uea.ac.uk,t.dockerty

... following on our questions and discussion at the seminar today - which, Irene and
Sophie, I thought was superbly put together (well done!) - you might like to look at this
research project from Clare Johnson at Middlesex flood hazard group being funded by the new
ESRC Environment and Human Behaviour Programme:
[1]http://www.psi.org.uk/ehb/projectsjohnson.html.
I realise that changes in regulatory behaviour re. adaptation is not the same as changing
underlying lifestyles and mitigation, but I still think for climate change we rely
fundamentally on people's personal experiences - the more extreme the better - coinciding
with scientific narratives giving meaning to those experiences in order to motivate
behavioral change.
Mike

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