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Climate CulturesAnthropological Perspectives on Climate Change$
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Jessica Barnes and Michael R Dove

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300198812

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300198812.001.0001

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How Long-Standing Debates Have Shaped Recent Climate Change Discourses

How Long-Standing Debates Have Shaped Recent Climate Change Discourses

(p.48) Chapter 2 How Long-Standing Debates Have Shaped Recent Climate Change Discourses
Climate Cultures

Ben Orlove

Heather Lazrus

Grete K. Hovelsrud

Alessandra Giannini

Yale University Press

Though public discussions of climate change are recent, they draw on older discourses. In the last decade or two, climate change impacts have been presented as a pressing concern in some places, while in others they seem less urgent. We examine the discussions of place-based climate impacts in four different regions (the Arctic, islands, deserts, and mountains) and emphasize two characteristics of this conversation. First, we see it as an extension of earlier conversations—some of them from previous centuries—about the nature of places and the nature of the earth. Second, we find that these discourses are not the product of the representatives of powerful nations alone, but also represent the engagement of weak, often disenfranchised, speakers from regions distant from centers of power.

Keywords:   Climate change discourse, Climate change narrative, Place foci in climate change discourse, Arctic and climate change, Islands and climate change, Deserts and climate change, Mountains and climate change, Historical antecedents to climate change discourse

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