LINGCLIM: Language, climate and lifestyle

Ordsky klimbadebatt


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

For surveys and experiments LINGCLIM collaborate with the Norwegian Citizen Panel within the DIGSSCORE infrastructure.

The LINGCLIM group undertakes research on language use related to the issue of climate change, energy transition and lifestyle issues, in a cross-disciplinary perspective and in accordance with one of the University of Bergen’s priority areas, Climate and energy transition, with affiliation to the research group Environmental Humanities (HUMKLIM) and the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET)

Head of the research group: Professor Kjersti Fløttum

Runa Falck and Kjersti Fløttum


New research project within the LINGCLIM group.

Mike Hulme held a guest lecture in Egget

“Still disagreeing about climate change … but what have we learned in 10 years?”

Professor Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge, held an open guest lecture on September 6, 2019. It is now available as a podcast.

The Role of Language in the Climate Change Debate


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).

Kjersti Fløttum from University of Bergen and Endre Tvinnereim from Uni Research Rokkan are co-authors of an article published in Nature Climate Change on 1 June 2015.

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.