Climate messaging needs to change if we are to achieve the goals we set ourselves before it’s too late

An SUV appears to be stuck in the ground in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin as part of a stunt by Greenpeace activists protesting against the German government's transport policy. Photo: Paul Zinken/AP

Dave Robbins

There was something familiar about the scene at the press conference this week to launch the UN’s latest climate change report. The same line of grim-faced men (and it’s still mostly men, although there were two women on the panel) and the same message as at all the other UN launches: this is our last chance to avert climate disaster.