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Hearts and Minds: Storytelling and Climate Change

3–3:45 p.m. G.M.T.
The Think Tank

Stories hold a power that science does not: The power to move hearts and minds, and connect people to a problem. A fact can be devastating, but when placed in the context of a story that people can relate to, that fact becomes part of a reality we can better comprehend, react to and address. How can scientists tell better stories to bring their research to life? What can the world’s best storytellers do for those who want to tell the truth about climate change, and how can we use stories to help people move beyond the state of despair that facts alone can instill?