Protest is a important part of how climate change has developed in the public mind. But when showing images of protest, ensure that the viewer can easily identify the protesters as 'authentic' and genuinely pressing for change, rather than potentially having a fun day out. Our research pointed strongly to images of 'typical' environmentalists (from white. western backgrounds) with face paint and banners as a 'turn-off' for people who are not already actively interested in the climate issue.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Germany, Berlin, 29.05.2019. Campac and Greenpeace action in front of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin on 29.05.2019.A woman with a Kramp-Karrenbauer large mask is sitting comfortably with a chip bag and soft drink on a beanbag in the shape of the earth in front of the Chancellery. With this production, Campact and Greenpeace are protesting against the CDU's inactivity in climate protection, while the climate cabinet is meeting in the building for the second time.