Recent climate campaigners have recognised that action on climate change is less a technical than a social and political problem, and in particular a psychological problem. These ideas are explained in essays by two professional psychologists:

Margaret Salomon,  Leading the Public into Emergency Mode. Download it here on googledrive. See further her work at

Her ideas have been expanded on by Jane Morton, Don’t Mention the Emergency? Download it here.

Stratford District Council has declared a climate emergency and committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. For some ideas of what can be achieved by local councils, see the Friends of the Earth briefing document, 33 actions local authorities can take to deliver carbon pollution.

Further resources are available from the Climate Emergency UK website, including the draft implementation plan developed by Stroud Town Council.