- The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism
- List of Contributors
- Being Green in Late Medieval English Literature
- Shadows of the Renaissance
- Romanticism and Ecocriticism
- Cholera, Kipling, and Tropical India
- Ecocriticism and Modernism
- W. E. B. Du Bois at the Grand Canyon: Nature, History, and Race in Darkwater
- Pataphysics and Postmodern Ecocriticism: A Prospectus
- Ecocriticism and the Politics of Representation
- Cosmovisions: Environmental Justice, Transnational American Studies, and Indigenous Literature
- Feminist Science Studies and Ecocriticism: Aesthetics and Entanglement in the Deep Sea
- Mediating Climate Change: Ecocriticism, Science Studies, and The Hungry Tide
- Ecocriticism, Posthumanism, and the Biological Idea of Culture
- Ferality Tales
- Biosemiotic Criticism
- Deconstruction and/as Ecology
- Queer Life? Ecocriticism After the Fire
- Extinctions: Chronicles of Vanishing Fauna in the Colonial and Postcolonial Caribbean
- Ecocritical Approaches to Literary Form and Genre: Urgency, Depth, Provisionality, Temporality
- Are You Serious? A Modest Proposal for Environmental Humor
- Is American Nature Writing Dead?
- Environmental Writing for Children: A Selected Reconnaissance of Heritages, Emphases, Horizons
- The Contemporary English Novel and its Challenges to Ecocriticism
- “A Music Numerous as Space”: Cognitive Environment and the House that Lyric Builds
- Rethinking Eco-Film Studies
- Green Banjo: The Ecoformalism of Old-Time Music
- Media Moralia: Reflections on Damaged Environments and Digital Life
- Talking About Climate Change: The Ecological Crisis and Narrative Form
- Ecocriticism in Japan
- Engaging with Prakriti: A Survey of Ecocritical Praxis in India
- Chinese Ecocriticism in the Last Ten Years
- German Ecocriticism: An Overview
- Barrier Beach
Abstract and Keywords
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
Ursula Kluwick is Lecturer in English literature at the University of Berne. She is the author of Exploring Magic Realism in Salman Rushdie’s Fiction (2011), and she is currently working on a monograph dealing with the representation of water in Victorian literature.
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