LINGCLIM - Linguistic Representations of Climate Change Discourse and Their Individual and Collective Interpretations


The LINGCLIM group undertakes research on language use related to the issue of climate change and energy transition, in a cross-disciplinary perspective and in accordance with one of the University of Bergen’s priority areas.


The primary objective is to generate new and integrated knowledge about the role of language in climate and energy discourse through developing an innovative multidisciplinary methodology including opinion surveys, experiments in addition to comprehensive linguistic and discursive analyses.

Professor Kjersti Fløttum



New Publication from the LINGCLIM-project

The book «The Role of Language in the Climate Change Debate», 2017, presents important results provided by the LINGCLIM project 2013-2017.


Talking about climate

The film "Når vi snakker om klima" (Talking about climate) is produced by 1001 Films for the LINGCLIM project (English subtitles).


Conference presentations - "The Human Side of Climate Change" - Oct2015

The LINGCLIM project arranged a multidisciplinary conference on climate change in Bergen.


What you think about when you hear the words climate change

Using a new method, researchers in Bergen discovered that so-called climate sceptics are more ambivalent about climate issues than previously assumed. Their results have now been published in Nature Climate Change.


 2015.10.16-17 "The Human Side of Climate Change" - LINGCLIM conference

2015.02.01 Endre Tvinnereim and Kjersti Fløttum published in Nature Climate Change

2014.09.20-21 LINGCLIM a part of National Science fair in several Norwegian cities

2014.05.16-17 LINGCLIM hosted the PhD seminar: Climate exchanges: Language, Media and Politics in Paris

2014.04.25 LINGCLIM participated on the Christie Conference with a exhibition of project activities

2014.02.04 Climate Gathering with high school pupils arranged by LINGCLIM

2013.11.11 Norwegian Citizen Panel

2013.10.31 Desire for climate consensus impedes action- Professor Mike Hulme

2013.10.25 Kjersti Fløttum named Honoary Doctor at Uppsala University

2014.04.02 Presentation of results from LINGCLIMs school surveys


Financed by SAMKUL-programme, Research Council of Norway