Culture, Politics and Climate Change
ENVS 4800

Week 11
(November 1 & 3)

COMPONENT III: THE PUBLIC – understanding, engagement, mediating images

Tuesday, November 1

O’Neill, S.J. and M. Hulme (2009) An iconic approach for representing climate change, Global Environmental Change, 19, 402-410.

Doyle, J. (2011) Mediating Climate Change. Ashgate Publishing: London, Chapter 2 Visualising climate change: negotiating the temporalities of climate through imagery, 31-71.

Kellstedt, P.M., S. Zahran, and A. Vedlitz (2008) Personal efficacy, the information environment, and attitudes toward global warming and climate change in the United States, Risk Analysis, 28(1),  113-126.

Olausson, U. (2009) Global warming global responsibility? Media frames of collective action and scientific certainty, Public Understanding of Science 18, 421-436.


COMPONENT IV: BUSINESSES, NGOs & CELEBRITIES – neo-millennial charismatic megafauna

Thursday, November 3

  • activity #2 ‘The Twitter Project’ write-up due
  • co-facilitation #7

Hulme, M. (2009) Why we disagree about climate change: understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, Chapter 4 ‘The endowment of value’, 109-141.

Cox, R. (2010) Environmental Communication and the Public Sphere Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, Chapter 10 ‘Green marketing and corporate advocacy’, 331-364.

Newell, P. (2011) The elephant in the room: capitalism and global environmental change, Global Environmental Change, 21, 4-6.

Newell, P. and M. Paterson (2009) The politics of the carbon economy, in The Politics of Climate Change (M. Boykoff, ed.) Routledge/Europa: London, 77-95.