Expanding the Climate Narrative
Climate change is significantly altering our planet and our lives, but environmental advocates are struggling to convince the public of the urgency of the situation. Dr. Barbara Eckstein (The People’s Weather Map), Sarita Zaleha (The Climate Quilt), and Erica Damman (The Climate Narrative Project) discuss the ways that they are using humanities, arts, and digital tools to tell climate stories and communicate about the environment. The dialogue is moderated by Mark NeuCollins.
The world today is climatically vastly different than the one we grew up in. Our past experiences will only continue to become more estranged from this new climate reality. Until recently, scientific discourse has held a near complete domination of the climate narrative, resulting in knowledge of climate change divorced from its lived experience. But today researchers in the arts, humanities, and sciences have begun applying the traditional tools of narrative and storytelling to build a deep comprehension of the world we now face. With “Expanding the Climate Narrative,” we hope to promote a cross-disciplinary dialogue leading to new connections and breakthroughs in thinking.
climate change, digital arts and humanities
Copyright © 2014 Barbara J. Eckstein, Mark NeuCollins, Erica L. Damman, and Sarita Zaleha