How do we frame the Climate Crisis?
Dr Nina Venkataraman
How do we raise questions about our collective responsibility as a species towards our planet? How do we deliberate about uncertainty regarding climate change’s effects? In this module, we discuss issues ranging from Siberian fires to climate refugees to investigate how some perspectives of the climate crisis become salient and prominent while others are silenced in dynamic socio-political environments. By analysing the discourse of an article and examining its presentation, we understand the ‘spin’ on a particular perspective. We then investigate what makes some of these perspectives popular ways of understanding the climate crisis, while others are absent.
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