LINGCLIM: Language, climate and lifestyle

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LINGCLIM research group

The LINGCLIM research group undertakes research on language use related to the issue of climate change, energy transition and lifestyle issues, in a cross-disciplinary perspective.

Climate change has evolved from being a physical phenomenon to also becoming social, political, ethical and cultural. We observe a climate debate with many different voices, views and interests.

Communication and language use will therefore become important in both the dissemination and interpretation of climate issues. Language does more than represent; language also influences attitudes and behaviors, and can create new realities.

Photo: Eivind Senneset

The research group collaborates with NORCE, the Bjerknes Center for Climate ResearchNHH Norwegian School of Economics, the Research group for Environmental Humanities (HUMKLIM) and Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET). For surveys and experiments LINGCLIM collaborate with the Norwegian Citizen Panel within the DIGSSCORE infrastructure.

Contact: Professor Kjersti Fløttum (head of the research group)

research project
Klimademonstrasjon i Tyskland


The cross-disciplinary CLIMLIFE project studies how Norwegian citizens relate the challenges of climate change to their normal, day-to-day life choices.

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May 08

Living with Climate Change

International, cross-disciplinary conference in Bergen 8–9 May 2023. #ClimlifeBergen

research project
Solar energy vs. fossile energy


Overcoming Obstacles and Disincentives to Climate Change Mitigation: A cross-cutting approach by human and social sciences.


Talking about climate

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

Helge Drange

How is the temperature increase for global warming calculated?

Climate scientist and LINGCLIM member Professor Helge Drange explains in an article for Energi og klima how we can calculate the increase in temperature due to global warming.