Josh Ettinger

DPhil (PhD) Candidate, School of Geography and the Environment, and Environmental Change Institute


Josh Ettinger is a DPhil (PhD) student in Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) and Environmental Change Institute. His interdisciplinary research explores the notion of 'teachable moments' in the wake of extreme weather events. In particular, he is exploring the ways in which individuals attribute extreme weather events to human-driven climate change, as well as how these perceptions might influence environmental attitudes, behaviours, and decision-making.

He is a co-founder of 26,000 Climate Conversations – a new Oxford student-led initiative that seeks to build support for climate action through interpersonal conversations in the lead-up to the United Nations COP26 conference in November 2021.


  • Climate change communication
  • Environmental psychology
  • Extreme weather events
  • Public engagement
  • Science communication
  • Storytelling/narratives

Media experience

Josh Ettinger has experience of media interviews (print, video, podcasts) related to climate change communication