Climate change and the imagination

@article{Yusoff2011ClimateCA,
  title={Climate change and the imagination},
  author={Kathryn Yusoff and Jennifer Gabrys},
  journal={Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={2}
}
This review article surveys the complex terrain of the imagination as a way of understanding and exploring the manifestations of anthropogenic climate change in culture and society. Imagination here is understood as a way of seeing, sensing, thinking, and dreaming that creates the conditions for material interventions in, and political sensibilities of the world. It draws upon literary, filmic, and creative arts practices to argue that imaginative practices from the arts and humanities play a… 

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