Activist and communicator George Marshall has spent his life campaigning for action on climate change. He’s done a lot of yelling but over the years he has discovered that listening to those you disagree with can be even more important. George takes us on a hilarious and insightful journey of speaking to the unusual suspects – from climate change deniers to Tea Party local activists. In a time when the world faces widening divisions, George shares what he has discovered to be the secret power that can come from listening to those with differing views.
George Marshall is the founder of Climate Outreach and is one of Europe’s leading experts in climate change communication, advising governments, campaign organisations, trades unions and faith groups. Over the past 28 years he has worked across the environmental spectrum – from grassroots protest groups to senior positions in Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation. George writes widely on climate change issues and has written two books on our personal behaviour toward climate change and the reasons for our collective denial.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx