What does language have to do with the climate crisis? Can we change our reality by simply changing our words? How have global institutions, like the UN, called for urgent ‘code red’ action for decades without meaningful response?
Cognitive linguistics is a branch of linguistics that combines knowledge from neuropsychology, cognitive science and linguistics to understand how language interacts with the brain. Using themes from cognitive linguistics, Susana will deconstruct how the language we use shapes our ability to understand what is going on with our planet as well as our capacity to create and identify solutions.
In this inspiring talk, Susana will show how the very language we use to talk about the crisis can be what ultimately lets us down in achieving our climate commitments. After hearing her talk, you will never want to use the phrase ‘climate change’ again.