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date: 20 September 2019

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This article examines the issue of climate change in the context of ecocriticism. It analyzes some of the narrative forms employed in the mediation of climate change science, focusing on those used by mediators who are not themselves scientists in the transmission of scientific information to a nonspecialist readership or audience. It reviews four relevant works that combine the communication of scientific theories and facts with pedagogical and motivational impulses. These include Davis Guggenheim’s documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, Fred Pearce’s book The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Her Revenge for Climate Change and the climate change manuals The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook and How to Save the Climate.

Keywords: An Inconvenient Truth, Davis Guggenheim, The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Her Revenge for Climate Change, Fred Pearce, The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook, How to Save the Climate

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