This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.
From climate change to armed conflict, our world is struggling with urgent global issues. But disagreements about how to solve them can spiral out of control.
The only way to resolve intractable conflicts is to overcome desire to talk to allies more often than opponents. Here, a social psychologist, two ecologists and a cartoonist explain the toolbox of communication we need to resolve difficult issues.
Authors: Jutta Beher, Spatial analyst in conservation and ecology, University of Melbourne; Darren C Fisher, Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology; Leonie Seabrook, Landscape Ecologist, The University of Queensland, and Winnifred Louis, Professor, Social Psychology, The University of Queensland
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Feature image by Darren Fisher CC BY-ND.